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.
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.