MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Dalton Albertin, Ball State – Senior
Ball State senior Dalton Albertin went 2-0 at Buffalo last Saturday helping the Cardinals win the MAC regular season title after Ball State defeated Buffalo, 4-3. On court two Albertin paired up with fellow senior Cliff Morrison for the 8-2 victory over Akhil Mehta and Sebastian Lonescu. The twosome helped Ball State claim the doubles point over Buffalo. Albertin then took down Lonescu at No. 3 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5 to give the Cardinals the 2-0 edge over the Bulls. Albertin's success on the court allowed Ball State to pull of the 4-3 win giving the Cardinals their first MAC regular season crown since 2006.
Vusa Hove, Buffalo – Senior, Harare, Zimbabwe
Buffalo senior Vusa Hove scored a pair of three-set singles wins to move back into the team lead for singles wins this season as he made his final appearances on the home court. Hove scored a win over Ball State’s Ray Leonard after Leonard retired in the third set with Hove leading 2-1. The pair had split tiebreakers in the opening two sets with Hove claiming a 7-3 tiebreaker win in the opening set. On Sunday, Hove was forced to three sets against Northern Illinois’ Axel Lagerlof. Both players struggled with fatigue and injury throughout the match but Hove was able to triumph, scoring a 6-0 win in the deciding set. It was Hove’s 18th singles win this season and his fifth in a row.
Ruben Greiner, Western Michigan – Freshman, Wiesbaden, Germany
Western Michigan freshman Ruben Greiner helped the Broncos clinch the #2 seed in the upcoming MAC tournament with a 2-0 day against Toledo on Friday, teaming with Nadin Indre for a No. 1 doubles victory and winning his No. 4 singles match. Greiner and Indre picked up the first doubles win of the day for the Broncos, beating Tomas Stillman and Nicholas Wong 8-4 at the No. 1 position; Western Michigan went on to clinch the doubles point. Greiner came back from a set down in singles play against Wong to win at No. 4 doubles, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to wrap the scoring in the match.