MAC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adam Ford ? Northern Illinois
Junior - Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central
Ford was a large part of the Huskies 3-1 Florida road trip as he went a perfect 4-0 in singles matches and 2-2 in doubles over spring break. In the first match of the trip Ford defeated Cosmin Chiujdea of NJIT 6-3, 6-4. Ford then dispatched Jonathan Hanna of Florida Tech in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. In his third match of the week Ford helped NIU defeat Palm Beach State with yet another straight set victory over Frankie Moulton 6-1. 6-1. Ford picked up the only point for the Huskies as he defeated Mark Rutherford of Marquette 6-4, 6-1.
Aaron Phillips ? Ball State
Junior - Effingham, Ill./Saint Anthony
Phillips recorded a 6-1, 6-4 victory over UNLV's Brett Hunter at No. 2 singles. With the win Ball State nearly defeated UNLV but lost its match 4-3.
Alex Birchmeier ? Western Michigan
Junior - Midland, Mich./Dow HS
Birchmeier helped Western Michigan roll past Wright State, 7-0, on Saturday. Birchmeier and his partner Bryan Norville, the No. 38 doubles team in the country, fought back from a 6-3 deficit to win 8-7 (6) at No. 1 doubles to open the match. Birchmeier then dominated at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. With his 38th and 39th wins of the season, Birchmeier increased his career total to 118 victories.