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.
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