MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
For Immediate Release-Wednesday, March 31, 2010
MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Kazuya Komada, Western Michigan - Junior, Osaka, Japan
Junior Kazuya Komada earned his second win this season over a nationally-ranked singles opponent to lead the Broncos with a 5-1 record in a trio of matches over the weekend. Komada defeated #121 Tobias Wernet of #39 Minnesota 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Komada also defeated Louisville transfer Chris Herrlinger of Xavier 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) at No. 1 singles. Komada and classmate Casey Cullen went a perfect 3-0 at No. 2 doubles with an 8-7 (5) win over the nationally-ranked Golden Gophers, 8-6 over UIC and 8-3 over two-time defending Atlantic 10 champion Xavier. Komada is 14-5 in dual singles playing at the top two spots and he is 13-6 in doubles, including 9-0 at No. 2 with Cullen.
Cliff Morrison, Ball State - Sophomore, South Africa
Sophomore Cliff Morrison posted a 2-1 overall mark at No. 2 singles at the Boise State Spring Break Classic. Morrison defeated Steven Henderson in three sets (1-6, 6-3, 6-1) helping the Cardinals pull a 5-2 upset over No. 47 UC Irvine. Morrison opened the classic with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over the No. 63 Idaho's Artem Kuznetson.
Knot Likitkumchorn, Toledo - Junior, Yala, Thailand
Junior Knot Likitkumchorn picked up a pair of victories as the Rockets dropped a narrow 4-3 decision at Buffalo on Saturday. Likitkumchorn defeated 2009 All-MAC Second Team honoree Kirill Kolomyts in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. He also paired with Leo Sarria to earn an 8-5 decision at No. 2 doubles. Likitkumchorn paces Toledo with 16 singles victories in 2009-10.
Previous Men's Tennis Players of the Week
January 28: Aleksandar Elezovic - Toledo
February 3: Michael Calderone - Western Michigan
February 10: Casey Cullen - Western Michigan
February 17: Knot Likitkumchorn - Toledo
February 24: Kazuya Komada - Western Michigan
March 3: Aleksandar Elezovic - Toledo
March 10: Casey Cullen - Western Michigan
March 17: Wojciech Starakiewicz - Buffalo
March 24: Eduardo Pavia - Ball State
March 31: Kazuya Komada - Western Michigan