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.
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.
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.