MAC Names Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/28/2010


For Immediate Release-Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Eduardo Pavia, Ball State - Junior, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Junior Eduardo Pavia helped the Cardinals to a 5-1 defeat on the road at Northern Illinois last Saturday after earning a straight set victory 7-6 (6), 6-1 over the Huskies Maksym Bartiuk at No. 1 singles.  Pavia ended the MAC regular season with an overall record of 18-3 and along with an unblemished league record of 4-0. 

Additional Nominees:

Knot Likitkumchorn, Toledo - Junior, Yala, Thailand

Junior Knot Likitkumchorn won both of his matches in Toledo's setback against Western Michigan on Sunday. He partnered with Leo Sarria to claim an 8-7 (7-4) decision at second doubles and followed with a 6-3, 6-7 (9-7), 10-5 victory at third singles. The junior finished unbeaten in MAC play in both singles (4-0) and doubles (5-0) and went 8-1 this spring at third singles.

Casey Cullen, Western Michigan - Junior, Beverly Hills, Mich., (Birmingham Seaholm High School)

Junior Casey Cullen reached the 50-win plateau by sweeping Toledo in the final regular season match for the Broncos.  Cullen won his 14th consecutive doubles match to finish 5-0 in the MAC with an 8-3 victory with Pablo Olivarez over Bryant Dudzik and Terence Weigand. The win was the MAC-high 30th doubles victory of the season for Cullen and improved his dual record to 22-4. Cullen came back in singles to defeat Gursher Harika 6-4, 6-0 to finish the year 3-1 in MAC singles.

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

April 14:               Maksym Bartiuk - Northern Illinois

April 21:               Kirill Kolomyts - Buffalo

April 27:               Eduardo Pavia - Ball State