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