MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brady Crosby - Western Michigan
Senior - Livonia, Mich./Stevenson HS
Crosby went 8-2 for Western Michigan to lead the team to four wins in five matches last weekend. After opening with a pair of losses to nationally-ranked players in singles and doubles for No. 24 Michigan, Crosby responded by winning eight consecutive matches in singles and doubles. Crosby won three matches at No. 1 singles in straight sets and another match at No. 2 singles against No. 71 DePaul. He also won a pair of matches at No. 1 doubles against No. 71 DePaul and the No. 13 team in Division III, Kalamazoo College. He also won twice at No. 2 doubles. Crosby’s teams never dropped more than three games in any doubles match. With his eight victories, Crosby moved into a tie for 7th place all-time at Western Michigan with 180 career victories.
Nikesh Singh Panthlia - Buffalo
Junior - George Town, Malaysia/BMK Penang Free School
Panthlia won both his doubles and singles matches in UB’s 7-0 sweep of Colgate on February 4. He partnered with Octavian Stane to form UB’s third doubles team. The pair rallied to take the final two games, to break a 6-6 tie, and defeat Colgate’s Tyler Deck and John Noqueras to give the Bulls the doubles point. Singh Panthlia also clinched the match with his singles victory over Chris Innes, 6-4, 6-0, at number two, to give UB the 4-0 edge during the match. Singh Panthlia has won four matches in a row currently after also posting doubles and singles wins against Manhattan on Jan. 19.
Brian Livingston - Northern Illinois
Sophomore - Skokie, Ill./Niles North
Livingston was the only Huskie to win a point for NIU against Indiana University on Saturday, February 3. He beat Indiana’s No. 43 ranked Dara McLoughlin 6-1, 6-1. Livingston is a sophomore from Skokie, Ill., and is now 3-0 in singles this season.
Keith Moran - Toledo
Freshman - Wadsworth Ill., Warren Township
Moran went 2-1 in both singles and doubles last week. He has been the solo winner for the Rockets against two ranked teams, #33 Kentucky and #58 Indiana. Moran fell short of another ranked victory this weekend against #11 Notre Dame coming back in the second set but then falling in the third. Moran is 6-1 overall at No. 5 singles.
This Year’s Honorees
Jan. 17 - Kevin Hayward, Western Michigan
Jan. 24 - Aaron Phillips, Ball State
Feb. 1 - Brian Livingston, Northern Illinois
Feb. 7 - Brady Crosby, Western Michigan