MAC Awards Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/18/2009

MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Sophomore - Osaka, Japan (Kwansei)

Kazuya Komada picked up five wins for Western Michigan last week, including handing Michigan State's Scott Rasmussen his first dual loss of the season 7-5, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. He also won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-0 at No. 3 doubles against Illinois State. Komada also nearly pulled the upset over the No. 60 doubles team in the country vs. Iowa with an 8-7 tiebreaker loss.

 

Additional Nominees

 

Eduardo Pavia ? Ball State

Sophomore ? Carolina, Puerto Rico

Pavia captured a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory over Tobias Reitz at No. 2 singles at Northwestern Sunday afternoon in the Combe Tennis Center.  Pavia was the lone Cardinal to win a match over the undefeated 8-0 Wildcats.  With the win Pavia improved to 5-2 on the season.  The Cardinals lost 6-1 to Northwestern.

 

Marcelo Mazzetto ? Buffalo

Sophomore - Sao Paulo, Brazil (Colegio Carlos Magno)

singles: defeated Niagara's Roman Silin, 3-0 ret.; lost to Binghamton's Moshe Levy, 6-2, 6-3. doubles (with Kirill Kolomyts) defeated Niagara's Marc Dickinson and Roman Silin, 8-2; lost to Binghamton's Gilbert Wong and Sven Vloedgraven, 8-7 (1).

 

Pawel Poziomski ? Northern Illinois

Freshman - Gdynia, Poland (Secondary School of Sports and General Education)

Doubles No. 1: Jurica Grubisic/Pawel Poziomski (NIU) def. Milos Romic/Callen Fraychineaud (BRAD) 8-6  Singles No. 1: Pawel Poziomski (NIU) def. Callen Fraychineaud (BRAD) 6-1, 6-1.

 

Aleksandar Elezovic ? Toledo

Freshman - Belgrade, Serbia (XI Gimnasium)

Elezovic went 4-0 over the weekend helping fuel two 7-0 wins for the Rockets. Friday against Indiana State Elezovic recorded a 6-1, 6-4 win the No. 4 singles as well as winning the No. 3 doubles with partner Levi Bent-Lee 8-1. On Sunday Elezovic won 6-3, 7-5 again in the No. 3 singles. He and partner Levi Bent-Lee once again teamed together for an authoritative 8-3 win in No. 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

 

Upcoming Schedule

 

February 20 ? Friday

Duquesne at Buffalo, 3:00

Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois, 3:00

Wright State at Toledo, 7:30

Western Michigan at DePaul, 7:00

 

February 21 ? Saturday

Michigan State at Ball State, 1:00

Valparaiso at Ball State, 6:00

*Chicago State at Buffalo, 1:00

Northern Illinois at IUPUI, 5:30

Western Michigan at Northwestern, 1:00

 

February 22 ? Sunday

Colgate at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

Toledo at Butler, 10 a.m.

IUPUI at Toledo, 4:00

 

 

Last Week’s Results

February 11 ? Wednesday

Michigan State 6, at Western Michigan 1

at Western Michigan 7, Ferris State 0

 

February 13 ? Friday

Buffalo 7, at Niagara 0

at Toledo 7, Indiana State 0

 

February 14 ? Saturday

Binghamton 7, Buffalo 0

Western Michigan 7, Illinois State 0

 

February 15 ? Sunday

at Northwestern 6, Ball State 1

at Northern Illinois 7, Bradley 0

at Toledo 7, Cleveland State 0

Iowa 7, Western Michigan 0