MAC Announces Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/21/2009

Pawel Poziomski ? Northern Illinois

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

Poziomski extended his singles winning streak to three matches with back-to-back wins over IPFW and Ball State last week.  In the Huskies' 6-1 win at IPFW, Poziomski defeated Hermann Kuschke in a convincing 6-1, 6-2 decision, and also teamed with Jimmy Chu to post an 8-2 win at the No. 1 doubles position. On Saturday, Poziomski helped NIU secure its first dual-match win over Ball State since 1974, by topping the Cardinals' No. 1 singles player, Jose Perdomo, in a hard-fought three-set (4-6, 7-6, 6-1) match.  Poziomski has played each of the past two matches at the No. 1 singles position after starting the season ranked No. 2.

 

Additional Nominees

Zeyad Montasser? Western Michigan

Freshman - Cairo, Egypt (Modern Education School)

Zeyad Montasser swept both his matches against second place Toledo to lead Western Michigan to its third consecutive undefeated MAC championship. Montasser and Kevin Hayward won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles in the first match off the court to propel WMU to the doubles sweep. Montasser clinched the match victory by defeating Gursher Harika 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles and finished the year a perfect 8-0 in the MAC in singles and doubles.

 

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

Apr. 15: Kevin Hayward ? Western Michigan

Apr. 21: Pawel Poziomski ? Northern Illinois

 

 

This Week’s Schedule

 

MAC Championship at Buffalo, N.Y.

 

Thursday ? April 23

No. 4 Ball State versus No. 5 Buffalo, 10 a.m.

No. 3 Northern Illinois versus No. 6 Chicago State, 2:30 p.m.

 

Friday ? April 24

No. 1 Western Michigan versus Ball State/Buffalo winner, 10 a.m.

No. 2 Toledo versus Northern Illinois/Chicago State winner, 2:30 p.m.

 

Saturday ? April 25

Championship match, 1 p.m.