MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Ray Leonard, Ball State – Sophomore, Bloomington, Ind. (Bloomington North High School)
Ball State sophomore Ray Leonard went 3-0 at No. 1 singles this weekend after posting straight set victories over Detroit Mercy (7-5, 6-2), Eastern Illinois (6-3, 6-2) and Dayton (6-2, 6-4). At No. 1 doubles Leonard also managed a 3-0 record after posting wins over Detroit Mercy (7-4), Eastern Illinois (8-6) and Dayton (8-6). Leonard owns an overall singles mark of 4-1. Leonard helped the Cardinals go 3-0 this weekend after Ball State defeated Detroit Mercy, Eastern Illinois and Dayton 7-0.
Damien David, Buffalo – Sophomore, Montreal, Quebec (Georges Vanier High School)
Buffalo sophomore Damien David opened the spring campaign by winning all four of his matches. David combined with Akhil Mehta in doubles play to defeat Colgate’s Nick Laub and Harry Jewett, 8-2. On Saturday, David and Mehta scored an 8-6 win over Ernesto Arguello and Juan Gonzalez-Paz in Buffalo’s lone doubles triumph as Bryant captured the doubles point with victories in the number two and three matches. In singles play, David, the 2012 MAC Newcomer of the Year, recorded a three-set victory over Bryant’s Max Vogt in the number two singles match. The pair split tiebreakers in the opening two sets before David, rallied for a 6-1 win in the deciding set. The victories over Colgate were special for David as he recorded his 30th singles and 50th combined win in his career.
Dor Amir, Northern Illinois – Sophomore, Tel Aviv, Israel
Northern Illinois sophomore Dor Amir finished the weekend a perfect combined 4-0 at No. 1 in doubles and singles versus UW-Whitewater and Chicago State in the Huskies home opener. Amir dominated in his first singles match against Warhawk Ben Shklyar, 6-0, 7-6 (2), and went on to battle with the Cougars' Sergiu Muresan but earned the decision, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 10-4. The Tel Aviv native teamed with Frederic Cadieux in doubles and earned an 8-2 decision and an 8-5 victory over UW-Whitewater's and Chicago State's pairs, respectively.
Ruben Greiner, Western Michigan – Freshman, Wiesbaden, Germany
Western Michigan freshman Ruben Greiner went 3-1 in the Broncos' doubleheader last week, picking up a pair of singles wins and earning a victory in No. 1 doubles. Greiner contributed to a 7-0 victory over IPFW on Friday afternoon, first teaming with Nadin Indre to beat Daniel Kang and Joao Freitas 8-7 (5) in the No. 1 doubles match and to clinch the doubles point for the Broncos. Greiner went on to win his singles match as well, beating Connor Andrews 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 singles match. In the nightcap against Green Bay, Greiner came back from a set down against Rowan Isaaks in the No. 4 singles match to win 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.