MAC Awards Men's Tennis Player of the Week Honor

Updated 3/4/2009



MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Sophomore - Osaka, Japan (Kwansei)

Komada went 3-1 against a pair of top-50 teams in Minneapolis over the weekend. He started by sweeping his two matches against host No. 48 Minnesota. He teamed with Michael Calderone at No. 1 doubles to defeat Michael Sicora and Tobias Wernet, the No. 48 doubles team in the country in this week's rankings, and he won 6-2, 6-4 over Phillip Arndt at No. 3 singles. Komada moved up in the lineup to defeat Charles Bottoni of No. 45 East Tennessee State 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles in the Broncos' victory on Sunday. 


Additional Nominees

Eduardo Pavia ? Ball State

Sophomore - Carolina, Puerto Rico/Del Perpetuo Socorro

Pavia managed wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles over Big Ten foe Purdue Sunday afternoon.  Pavia alongside teammate Jose Perdomo opened the match with an 8-7 (5) victory at No. 1 doubles over Slavko Bijelica and Griff Nienberg.  Pavia then claimed a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win over Branko Kuzmanovic at No. 2 singles.  With the win Pavia improved his overall record to 6-3.


Octavian Stane ? Buffalo

Senior - Toronto, Ontario (Leaside)

Singles defeated  Gregory Maxson of Bucknell, 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3) at number six. In doubles he combined with Kristof Custers at number three to defeat Mark Malloy and Daniel Bednarek of Bucknell, 9-7 .


Previous Honorees

Jan. 20: Jurica Grubisic ? Northern Illinois

Jan. 27: Sven Buurus - Toledo; and Michael Calderone - Western Michigan

Feb. 4: Michael Calderone, Western Michigan

Feb. 11: Jose Perdomo, Ball State

Feb. 18: Kazuya Komada ? Western Michigan

Feb. 25: Jared Miller - Toledo


Upcoming Schedule


March 6 ? Friday

Chicago State at Ball State, 3:00

Buffalo at Kennesaw State, 3:00

Toledo at Pacific Coast Championships (at La Jolla, Calif.) ? all day


March 7 ? Saturday

Buffalo at Mercer, 1:00

Toledo at Pacific Coast Championships (at La Jolla, Calif.) ? all day



March 8 ? Sunday

Buffalo at Jacksonville State, 11 a.m.

Toledo at Pacific Coast Championships (at La Jolla, Calif.) ? all day


 Last Week’s Results


February 27 ? Friday

Chicago State at Cleveland State, cancelled


February 28 ? Saturday

at Minnesota 6, Western Michigan 1


March 1 ? Sunday

Purdue 5, at Ball State 2

Buffalo 5, Bucknell 2

Western Michigan 4,  East Tennessee State  3 (at Minneapolis)

Illinois 4, Northern Illinois 0