MAC Names Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Updated 4/27/2011


For Immediate Release-Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

Vusa Hove, Buffalo- Sophomore, Harare, Zimbabwe

Buffalo sophomore Vusa Hove scored a pair of singles wins over the weekend to reach the 20-victory plateau for the first time in his career. Playing second singles, Hove jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set against Ball State's Cliff Morrison on Friday before his opponent rallied to tie the set at 5-5. Hove then won the next eight games for the 7-5, 6-0 decision. On Sunday, Hove needed to win a super-tiebreaker to score win number 20 as he downed Axel Lagerlof of Northern Illinois, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8). Hove is 20-11 in singles play, including four straight victories. He also leads the Bulls with 18 doubles wins.

Previous Honorees:

Jan. 26:  Michael Calderone, Western Michigan

Feb. 2:    Kazuya Komada, Western Michigan

Feb. 9:    Aleksandar Elezovic, Toledo

Feb. 16: Dalton Albertin, Ball State

Feb. 23: Maksym Bartiuk, Northern Illinois

March 2: Knot Likitkumchorn, Toledo

March 9: Knot Likitkumchorn, Toledo

March 16:  Marcelo Mazzetto, Buffalo

March 23:  Aleksandar Elezovic, Toledo

March 30:  Casey Cullen, Western Michigan

April 6:  Sven Burus, Toledo

April 13:  Michael Calderone, Western Michigan

April 20:  Aleksandar Elezovic, Toledo