MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Nadin Indre, Western Michigan – Junior, Sate Mare, Romania
Western Michigan junior Nadin Indre has posted a 6-0 overall record over the first two weeks of the season, including two No. 1 singles wins and three No. 1 doubles wins. Indre kicked off the season with a pair of wins against Detroit on January 11; he teamed up with fellow Bronco Stephen Payne to defeat Detroit 8-7, (7-3) in a very close number one doubles match. In singles, he defeated Detroit's Mike Basha 6-3, 6-2 in the number two singles match. The junior kept the ball rolling against #41 Northwestern on Jan. 13, winning both his singles and doubles matches. He opened up doubles by teaming with Ruben Greiner to defeat Northwestern's pair of Spencer Wolf and Fedor Baev 8-5 in the number one doubles match. In singles, after dropping the first set 5-7, Indre won the next two sets 6-3 and 10-8 to beat Wolf in the No. 1 singles match. Most recently, Indre was part of a winning effort as the Broncos defeated Illinois-Chicago on Jan. 18. He again teamed with Greiner to defeat the Flames' Alexander Raa and Rahul Kamath 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match, and earned another No. 1 singles victory with a 6-2, 6-3 thumping of Isaac Lloveras.
Ray Leonard, Ball State – Sophomore, Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington North High School)
Ball State sophomore Ray Leonard had a close match for the Cardinals Saturday against No. 16 Illinois, tied 3-3 with the deciding match going to a third set tie breaker. After Ball State had won the doubles point, sophomore Ray Leonard picked up the victory at No. 1 singles upsetting Stephen Hoh who was preseason ranked No. 11 in the country. Leonard dropped the first set 3-6 but then only allowed Hoh to score one game in the second set defeating Hoh 6-1 and then closing out the match with the 6-2 victory.
Frederic Cadieux, Northern Illinois – Sophomore, Verdun, Quebec
Northern Illinois sophomore Frederic Cadieux came up big Sunday night at No. 35 Minnesota in the Huskies season-opener, earning a three set victory at No. 3 to secure Northern Illinois' lone point against the perennial Big Ten power. After falling in his first set to Mathieu Fromont, the Huskie rallied back in the final two sets to defeat the Golden Gopher, 4-6, 6-3, (13-11). In doubles, Cadieux fell at No. 1 with partner Dor Amir, 8-2, to the UM No. 24 nationally ranked pair of Rok Bonin and Fromont.