April 11, 2007
MAC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brady Crosby ? Western Michigan
Senior - Livonia, Mich./Stevenson
Crosby won his 100th career singles match and increased his overall wins total to 198 by winning both of his matches against Northern Illinois on Saturday. Crosby clinched the match for WMU with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alex Friesen at No. 2 singles and he was the first player off the court with partner John Pelton as they won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles, helping WMU to win its seventh match in a row.
Aaron Phillips ? Ball State
Junior - Effingham, Ill./Saint Anthony
Phillips went undefeated (1-0) in singles and doubles last week. In the Cardinals lone match of the week the junior defeated Jared Miller of Toledo, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Phillips alongside teammate Jorge Rodriguez earned a 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles over the Rockets helping BSU to remain undefeated in league play with a 5-2 road win.
Brian Livingston ? Northern Illinois
Sophomore - Skokie, Ill./Niles North
Livingston went 1-1 in singles action this week as he defeated Tim Prudlow 6-1, 6-0 of UW-Green Bay and narrowly lost to Tim Bradshaw of Western Michigan in three sets. Livingston also picked up a win in doubles play along with his partner, junior Alex Friesen (Vancouver, British Columbia/Burnaby Central), with a win over Prudlow and Goldin of UW-Green Bay by a score of 8-4.
Tyler Sonkin - Toledo
Freshman - Wheaton, IL/ Wheaton Warrenville South
Tyler was nearly flawless in his match against IPFW. He won at No. 5 singles 6-0, 6-0. He was the only Rocket to shut out their opponent all weekend. Sonkin was 1-1 in singles during the week.