MAC Announces Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 3/25/2009

Mar. 25, 2009

 

MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Sophomore - Osaka, Japan (Kwansei)

Komada was perfect in the Broncos' MAC opener at Chicago State. Komada teamed with Michael Calderone to win 8-3 at No. 1 doubles and then emerged victorious with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 2 singles.

 

Additional Nominees

Ross VanderPloeg ? Northern Illinois

Freshman - Holland, Mich. (West Ottawa)

VanderPloeg picked up a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 No. 6 singles win over Illinois State's Micah LeMoine in Normal, Ill., last Saturday.  The Huskies, playing their first outdoor match of the season, were defeated, 5-2.  VanderPloeg also dropped a tough 8-6 pro-set decision in doubles teamed with Shaun Stewart, at the No. 2 position. 

 

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

 

 

This Week’s Schedule

March  27 ? Friday

Ball State at Boise State Invitational, all day

 

March 28 ? Saturday

Ball State at Boise State Invitational, all day

Buffalo at Toledo, 12:00

Northern Illinois at Southern Illinois, 1:00

 

March 29 ? Sunday

Buffalo at Western Michigan, 11 a.m.

Kalamazoo College at Western Michigan, 5:00

Toledo at Ohio State, 5:00

 

 

Last Week’s Results

March 20 ? Friday

Western Michigan 7, at Chicago State 0

Toledo 5, at Duquesne 2

 

March 21 ? Saturday

at Illinois State 5, Northern Illinois 2

Toledo 5, Temple 2 (at Duquesne)

Toledo 6, Youngstown State 1

 

March 22 ? Sunday

at Marquette 7, Northern Illinois 0