MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Dor Amir, Northern Illinois – Sophomore, Tel Aviv, Israel
Northern Illinois sophomore Dor Amir finished his weekend 4-1, including a perfect 3-0 record in singles play in the Huskies perfect weekend with wins over Dayton, Valparaiso and UIC. Amir was perfect Friday with two wins at No. 2 singles and one at No. 1 doubles with Frederic Cadieux. Locked at 7-7 in their match against Dayton, the Huskies clinched the doubles point to end doubles before Amir and Cadieux could finish the match. Amir now owns a 5-1 singles record and a 3-2 doubles mark with Cadieux this spring.
Sebastian Ionescu, Buffalo – Sophomore, Braila, Romania
Buffalo sophomore Sebastian Ionescu, in Buffalo’s 6-1 loss at Penn, was the team’s lone scorer as he remained undefeated as a Bull with a third-set super-tiebreaker win over Ismael Lahlou. Ionescu scored a 10-6 win the super-tiebreaker to take the match 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (6). The sophomore transfer is 3-0 since joining the Bulls at the beginning of the second semester.
Grant Adams, Toledo – Sophomore, Texarkana, Texas (Texas High School)
Toledo sophomore Grant Adams went a combined 5-1 at No. 3 singles last weekend after posting victories over Duquesne (7-6(10-5), 5-7, 7-5), Georgetown (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) and Youngstown State (6-3, 6-0). At No. 3 doubles Adams also managed a 2-1 record after posting wins over Youngstown State and Georgetown. The Texas native owns an overall singles mark of 8-3 this season. Adams helped the Rockets go 2-1 after Toledo defeated Youngstown State 7-0, and Georgetown 4-3. The Rockets fell to Duquesne 5-2.
Aaron Wong, Western Michigan – Senior, Vancouver, BC (West Vancouver High School)
Western Michigan senior Aaron Wong was the top singles threat for the Broncos in their 5-2 loss against Princeton last week, surviving a three-set scare from Matt Spindler to extend the match as well as pick up his 12th singles win of the season; it also represented the team-high fifth dual match singles win of the season. Wong took the No. 3 singles match from Spindler, winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.