MAC Announces Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/5/2007

 

MAC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Joe Epkey ? Ball State

Senior - Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove

Epkey went 3-1 at the Boise State Red Lion Tournament (March 29-31) at No. 1 singles and 1-3 at No.1 doubles for an overall 4-4 record.  The senior defeated Matthew Berry of the University of San Francisco, 6-4, 6-4 helping the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory.  Epkey also won at No. 1 doubles in a 4-3 win over Montana.  Epkey closed out the tournament after posting a 7-5 (6), 4-6, 3-2 victory over Texas-Arlington's Diego Mattar.

 

Additional Nominees

 

Yules Hadisuboro ? Buffalo

Senior - Jakarta, Indonesia/SMUN 21

Hadisuboro went 3-1 in his singles and doubles matches against Western Michigan and Kalamazoo. He scored a three-set win over WMU's Alex Birchmeier, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) in UB's 5-2 loss to the Broncos. Against Kalamazoo, he scored a 6-4, 6-1 win over Tim Hubbard at fourth singles and paired with Kirill Kolomytes to form the number one combo scoring an 8-5 win.

 

Alex Friesen ? Northern Illinois

Junior - Vancouver, BC/Burnaby Central

Friesen was an integral part of the Huskies win over Western Illinois on Thursday March 29. The match was originally scheduled to be played outdoors but was moved indoors at the last minute due to bad weather, but that didn’t affect Friesen’s game as he defeated Western Illinois

Neil Lesinski 6-3, 6-1 in singles competition.  In doubles action Friesen teamed up with Sophomore Jimmy Chu (Lima, Peru) to take down WIU’s Boström and Jones by a score of 8-5.

 

Josh Moran - Toledo

Senior - Wadsworth, Ill./ Warren Twp.

Previous Week’s Record: (singles/doubles): 1-1/1-0

This weekend Moran was the only winner against No. 75 DePaul, winning at No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-4 and winning at No. 3 doubles with roommate Chris Clark 8-7.  Besides once in practice, Moran has never played a doubles match. 

 

Kevin Hayward ? Western Michigan

Sophomore - Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS

Kevin Hayward went 4-0 in singles and doubles and lost only seven games combined to help Western Michigan defeat Buffalo at home and Purdue on the road last week. Hayward and his doubles partner Tim Bradshaw, the No. 85 team in the country, defeated Buffalo 8-1 at No. 2 and Purdue 8-3 at No. 3 doubles. Hayward was even more dominant at No. 3 singles where he never lost more than one game in a set. He defeated Buffalo's Kiril Kolomytes 6-1, 6-1 and was the first player off the court against Purdue with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Eric Hodgman.