MAC Announces Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/7/2010

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

For Immediate Release-Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Knot Likitkumchorn, Toledo - Junior, Yala, Thailand

Junior Knot Likitkumchorn went 4-0 as Toledo split its two matches last weekend. He scored a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles over Ball State's Andres Monroy, while earning an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles with Leo Sarria. Likitkumchorn helped guide the Rockets past Northern Illinois by winning both his singles and doubles matches, recording a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles and an 8-5 doubles win at No. 2. The junior leads the team with 18 singles wins and is 3-0 in MAC action, while also sporting a 3-0 MAC doubles record.

Additional Nominees:

Dalton Albertin, Ball State - Freshman, Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence North High School)

Freshman Dalton Albertin helped the Cardinals win their MAC home opener against Toledo last Saturday by a score of 4-3 after winning in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) at No. 5 singles over Gursher Harika.  Albertin also teammed up with Eduardo Pavia at No. 1 doubles to earn a 8-1 defeat over the Rockets.  Albertin is now 12-6 on the season.  With the win over the Rockets, Albertin helped head coach Bill Richards earn his 196th career MAC victory. 

Pablo Olivarez, Western Michigan - Sophomore, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Sophomore Pablo Olivarez was undefeated for the Broncos in a pair of matches in Western New York last weekend. Olivarez swept both of his matches against first place Buffalo with a come-from-behind victory 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 over Kirill Kolomyts at No. 3 to tie the match at 3-3. Olivarez was undefeated at No. 3 doubles with junior Casey Cullen with 8-6 wins over both Buffalo and No. 59 Binghamton. Olivarez improved to 15-5 in dual singles and 8-5 in dual doubles.

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

April 7:                 Knot Likitkumchorn - Toledo