MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
April 18, 2007
MAC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Jose Perdomo ? Ball State
Sophomore - Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico/Colegio San Jose
Perdomo defeated Kevin Hayward of Western Michigan in two sets on Saturday by a score of 6-0, 7-6 (5). Perdomo alongside teammate Joe Epkey upset the Broncos No. 34 doubles tandem of Bryan Norville and Alex Birchmeier, 8-3. The sophomore also put up a strong fight early in the week against No. 6 Notre Dame's Brett Helgeson losing the match 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
Yules Hadisubroto ? Buffalo
Senior - Jakarta, Indonesia/SMUN 21
In his matches against Northern Illinois and IPFW, Hadisubroto needed to rally for third-set victories. After falling behind 3-0 in the final set to NIU’s Jimmy Chu, Hadisbroto won the next six games for the victory, taking the match 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. On Saturday, when he was forced into a third set with IPFW’s Arturo Salgado, Hadisubroto won another six games in a row for a total of 12 straight third-set games won, earning a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 win. Hadisubroto had an easier time in Saturday’s nightcap with a two-set win over Marist’s Gregory Marks (7-5, 6-4) to move to 18-13 in singles play this season. He went 5-1 in the weekend singles and doubles matches and has now won eight of his last 10 contests. Hadisubroto has won five straight singles matches, including a super-tiebreaker win over Western Michigan’s Alex Birchmeier that began the streak.
Brian Livingston ? Northern Illinois
Sophomore - Skokie, Ill./Niles North
Livingston went 3-0 in singles competition this week as he defeated Charles Levaque of Eastern Illinois 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in NIU 6-1 win over the intra-state rival. On Friday Livingston downed Buffalo’s No. 1 singles player Mike Rockman 6-3, 6-4 and on Sunday Livingston took down Toledo’s No. 1
player in Mohammed Al Nabhani 5-7, 7-6, 1-0.
Josh Moran - Toledo
Senior - Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township
Moran went 1-0 last week. In Sunday’s match against Northern Illinois, Moran was the only Rocket to keep their opponent under five games as he defeated NIU’s Chu 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.
Senior - Bromsgrove, England/St. Augustine
Bradshaw won at both singles and doubles to lead Western Michigan its first victory at Ball State since 1982 on Saturday in Muncie, 5-2, and help WMU clinch at least a share of its 19th regular season MAC championship in school history. Bradshaw teamed with Kevin Hayward to win 8-4 at No. 2 doubles and then he won the deciding match for the Brown & Gold with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 win over Joe Epkey at No. 1 singles. Bradshaw's two wins over the Cardinals give him 152 overall wins in his career, good for 18th all-time at WMU.