MAC Awards Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 2/25/2009



MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Jared Miller ? Toledo

Senior - Parkersburg, W.Va. (Parkersburg)

In UT's three matches over the weekend, Jared won five matches, posting 2-0 records in singles and 3-0 in doubles. On Friday vs. Wright State, Miller defeated Brian Dredge in singles, 6-1, 6-3, and teamed with Knot Likitkumchorn in doubles to win 8-2. On Sunday against Butler, Miller defeated Ben Raynauld (6-3, 6-4) and won in doubles 8-5 with Likitkumchorn. Miller also picked up No. 1 doubles wins against IUPUI.


Additional Nominees


Kristof Custers ? Buffalo

Freshman - Balen, Belgium (European School of Mol)

Custers won all four of his matches and clinched the winning point in both doubles contests (with teammate Octavian Stane) at number three with 8-4 wins over their Duquesne and Colgate opponents. He also scored the match-clinching point with his win over Colgate when he moved up a notch to third singles.


Shaun Stewart ? Northern Illinois

Junior - London, Ontario (A.B. Lucas Secondary School)

Stewart did not drop a set last week, cruising to singles wins over Eastern Illinois and IUPUI at the No. 4 singles slot.  Teaming up with Javier Bernabe at No. 3 doubles, Stewart helped the Huskies win their third and fourth-consecutive dual-matches by claiming two-straight pro-set decisions. 


Kevin Hayward ? Western Michigan

Senior - Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)

Kevin Hayward went 2-2 for the Broncos in a weekend road trip to No. 75 DePaul and 9-1 Northwestern of the Big Ten. Hayward came back from one set down to defeat Austin Doerner at No. 1 singles 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 against DePaul and then he won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles against the Wildcats.



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



Upcoming Schedule


February 27 ? Friday

Chicago State at Cleveland State, 7:00


February 28 ? Saturday

Northern Illinois at UW-Green Bay, 4:00

Western Michigan at Minnesota, 11 a.m.


March 1 ? Sunday

Purdue at Ball State, 1:00

Buffalo vs. Bucknell, 10 a.m. (at St. Bonaventure, N.Y.)

Western Michigan vs. East Tennessee State, 12:00 (at Minneapolis)



Last Week’s Results

February 20 ? Friday

at Buffalo 6, Duquesne 1

at Northern Illinois 6, Eastern Illinois 1

at Toledo 7, Wright State 0

at DePaul 4, Western Michigan 3


February 21 ? Saturday

Michigan State 5, at Ball State 2

at Ball State 7, Valparaiso 0

Northern Illinois 6, at IUPUI 1

at Northwestern 5, Western Michigan 2


February 22 ? Sunday

at Buffalo 6, Colgate 1

Toledo 6, at Butler 1

at Toledo 7, IUPUI 0