MAC Men's Tennis Championship Set for Saturday

Updated 4/25/2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rockford, Ill. ? No. 1 seed Western Michigan staved off a challenge from No.4 Northern Illinois, 
and No. 2 Ball State edged No. 3 Toledo Friday as the top seeds advanced to Saturday’s championship
match at the 2008 Mid-American Conference Men’s Tennis Championship. Both contests went the limit in
identical 4-3 matches.
 
The Broncos will be after their third consecutive title tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CT). Today’s results are as follows.
 
Western Michigan’s Alejandro Staub provided the match winner for the Broncos, breaking a 3-all tie, as he
held on for the 6-4, 7-5 victory over NIU’s Adam Ford (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) at No.3 singles.
 
 
Western Michigan 4, Northern Illinois 3 
Clock Tower Racquet Club
 
Singles: 
1. Brian Livingston (NIU) def. Kevin Hayward (WMU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Alex Friesen (NIU) def. Alex Birchmeier (WMU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Alejandro Staub (WMU) def. Adam Ford (NIU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Kazuya Komada (WMU) def. Jimmy Chu (NIU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Bryan Norville (WMU) def. Matt Hansen (NIU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Michael Calderone (WMU) def. Javier Bernabe (NIU) 7-5, 6-2
 
Doubles:
1. Brian Livingston/Adam Ford (NIU) def. Alex Birchmeier/Bryan Norville
(WMU) 8-2
2. Jimmy Chu/Alex Friesen (NIU) def. Casey Cullen/Kevin Hayward (WMU)
8-2
3. Michael Calderone/Kazuya Komada (WMU) vs. Matt Hansen/Diego
Zegarra-Ballon (NIU) 7-2, unfinished
 
Ball State University 4, Toledo Rockets 3
 
Singles competition
1. Jared Miller (TOLEDO) def. Jose Perdomo (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Eduardo Pavia (BSU) def. Chris Clark (TOLEDO) 6-3, 6-4
3. Bret Berryman (BSU) def. Sven Burus (TOLEDO) 6-4, 6-3
4. N. Likitkumchorn (TOLEDO) def. Jorge Rodriguez (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Shaun Bussert (BSU) def. Tyler Sonkin (TOLEDO) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
6. Jay Miller (TOLEDO) def. Danny Vidal (BSU) 6-4, 7-6
 
Doubles competition
1. Jose Perdomo/Jorge Rodriguez (BSU) def. Chris Clark/Sven Burus 
(TOLEDO) 8-5
2. Bret Berryman/Eduardo Pavia (BSU) vs. Jared Miller/N. Likitkumchorn 
(TOLEDO) 3-6, unfinished
3. Shaun Bussert/Joe Vallee (BSU) def. Tyler Sonkin/Wade Ward (TOLEDO) 
8-3