Kevin Hayward Named as MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/15/2009

 

 

Kevin Hayward ? Western Michigan

Senior - Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)

Kevin Hayward won the clinching match at No. 2 doubles and also won at No. 1 singles to lead WMU past Ball State to clinch at least a share of a third-straight MAC championship. Hayward's two wins moved him into fifth all-time at WMU with 187 career victories. Hayward and freshman Zeyad Montasser improved to 3-0 in the MAC by coming back from 4-0 down in the decisive tiebreaker to win 9-8 (5). He then came back from losing the first set to defeat Eduardo Pavia 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to improve to 4-0 at No. 1 singles in MAC play.

 

Additional Nominees

 

Shaun Stewart ? Northern Illinois

Senior - London, Ontario (A.B. Lucas Secondary School/St. Mary's (TX))

Stewart , 2-2 on the week, was one of the catalysts in leading Northern Illinois to a come-from-behind win at Buffalo on Sunday.  He recorded wins in both singles and doubles, including a straight-set (6-3, 6-4) win at the No. 3 position.  He teamed with Jurica Grubisic in doubles, and nearly went 2-0, dropping a hard-fought tiebreaker to Toledo's No. 2 doubles duo last Friday.

 

Knot Likitkumchorn ? Toledo

Sophomore - Yali, Thailand/Triam Udom Suksa

Defeated Pawl Poziomski (NIU), 6-2, 6-1 in the Rockets' shutout of the Huskies... also won his doubles match with Jared Miller against Poziomski/ Chu (NIU), 8-3.

 

Previous Honorees

Jan. 20: Jurica Grubisic ? Northern Illinois

Jan. 27: Sven Buurus - Toledo; and Michael Calderone - Western Michigan

Feb. 4: Michael Calderone, Western Michigan

Feb. 11: Jose Perdomo, Ball State

Feb. 18: Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Feb. 25: Jared Miller ? Toledo

Mar. 4: Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Mar. 11: Casey Cullen, Western Michigan

Mar: 18: Eduardo Pavia - Ball State; and Jonathan Sutjiadi - Chicago State

Mar. 25: Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Apr. 1: Cliff Morrison ? Ball State

Apr. 8: Eduardo Pavia - Ball State

 

 

This Week’s Schedule

 

Monday ? April 13

Notre Dame at Ball State, 1:00

 

Friday ? April 17

Northern Illinois at IPFW, 2 p.m.

 

Saturday ? April 18

Northern Illinois at Ball State, 1 p.m.

Toledo at Chicago State, 1 p.m.

 

Sunday ? April 19

Toledo at Western Michigan, 1 p.m.

 

Last Week’s Results

Saturday ? April 11

Western Michigan 5, at Ball State 2

at Toledo 7, Northern Illinois 0

 

Sunday ? April 12

Northern Illinois 5, at Buffalo 2