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2014 NCAC Men's Tennis Players of the Week

April 21st
Sam Miles, DePauw
(Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor)

DePauw senior Sam Miles helped guide the Tigers to the No. 2 seed in next weekend’s NCAC Tennis Tournament with a perfect 4-0 record in a pair of NCAC West wins last week against Wabash, 8-1, and Denison, 7-2. He posted a pair of straight-set wins at No. 1 singles and teamed with classmate Ben Kopecky (Rochester, MN/Rochester Lourdes) for a pair of 8-3 wins at No. 1 doubles.
April 14th
Michael Makio, Wabash
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)

Wabash freshman Michael Makio combined for an overall record of 6-0 to help lead the Little Giants to a 2-1 record at the NCAC/MIAA Challenge in Crawfordsville, Indiana, last week. He picked up three wins at No. 3 singles against Alma, Calvin and Hope, and then paired with senior Wade Miller (Crawfordsville, IN/North Montgomery) for a perfect 3-0 record at No. 1 singles against the same teams. Wabash opened the NCAC/MIAA Challenge with back-to-back wins against Alma, 7-2, and Calvin, 8-1, on Friday, before suffering a 6-3 loss against Hope on Saturday.
April 7th
Pat Cole, Allegheny
(Livonia, MI/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit)

Allegheny senior Pat Cole had a record-setting week in leading the Gators to a pair of wins over Wittenberg, 9-0, and Ohio Wesleyan, 8-1. Cole posted a pair of victories at No. 1 singles to increase his all-time singles win total to 75, which surpassed the program’s previous career mark of 74 set by David Howell ‘00. In addition, Cole paired with sophomore Tyler Triolo (Collegeville, PA/Spring-Ford) for his 70th career doubles win against Wittenberg. Cole now also holds the program’s all-time record for combined wins with 145
March 31st

Ben Kopecky, DePauw
(Rochester, MN/Rochester Lourdes)

DePauw senior Ben Kopecky combined for an overall record of 11-1 on the Tigers’ spring break training trip last week. He posted a 6-0 record at No. 2 singles with each victory coming in straight-sets and also joined with senior Sam Miles (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) for a 5-1 record in the top doubles position. DPU reeled off four-straight wins in Hilton Head, South Carolina, against Carleton, 7-2, Oberlin, 8-1, No. 23 Wis.-Whitewater, 7-2, and Colby, 6-3, before defeating NC Wesleyan, 5-0, and falling to No. 9 Kenyon, 5-3, at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.
March 24th
Patrick Cole, Allegheny
(Livonia, MI/Univ. of Detroit Jesuit)

Allegheny senior Patrick Cole posted a combined record of 5-1 over the Gators’ final three matches in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He emerged unbeaten in singles play on the week to compliment a 2-1 mark in doubles competition. Cole, who played at the top flight in both singles and doubles, has now tied the program’s all-time record for singles victories in a career. The Gators closed out their trip in Hilton Head with a 2-1 record last week, collecting a 9-0 win over Ramapo on March 18th and a 6-3 triumph over Carleton on March 21st.
March 17th
Willy Nelson, Wooster
(Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove)

Wooster sophomore Willy Nelson has been a major player in leading the Fighting Scots’ to a 4-0 record during their spring break trip in Hilton Head, South Carolina. At No. 1 singles, he won a third-set super tiebreaker, 10-8, against Edgewood, and followed with straight-set wins over Lake Forest, 6-3, 6-1, and Bloomsburg, 6-2, 6-3. He also posted a 3-1 record with partner Milo Saurman (Caledonia, MI/Caledonia) at No. 1 doubles. On the week, Wooster defeated Edgewood, 8-1, Catholic, 6-2, Lake Forest, 7-2, and NCAA Div. II member Bloomsburg, 8-1, to improve to 6-3 on the year, which has already exceeded its win total from last season (5-14).
March 10th
Michael Razumovsky, Kenyon
(Baltimore, MD/Pikesville)

Kenyon junior Michael Razumovsky posted a 3-1 record in both singles and doubles playing against nationally-ranked opponents from different divisions. He opened the week with a 6-4, 6-1 singles loss to West Florida’s Alex Peyrot, the 24th-ranked player in NCAA Div. II, but turned things around with a 6-0, 6-2 win against CNU’s Steven Boslet and a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Georgia Gwinnett’s Bruno Tiberti, the 12th-ranked player in the NAIA. He rounded out the southern trip with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over Oglethorpe’s C.J. Antonio. In doubles play, Razumovsky paired with classmate Wade Heerboth (Tucson, AZ/Foothill) to post wins over CNU, Georgia Gwinnett and Oglethorpe.
March 3rd

John Russell, Ohio Wesleyan
(Maumee, OH/Maumee)

Ohio Wesleyan senior John Russell did not lose a single game in either doubles or singles during the Battling Bishops’ 5-1 non-conference win over Marietta on Friday. Russell teamed with sophomore Austin Okray (North Canton, OH/Hoover) for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles and then posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles.

February 24th

Casey Cempre, Denison
(Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington)

Denison junior Casey Cempre compiled an overall record of 6-0 to lead the Big Red at the Mary Washington Invitational in Fredericksburg, Virginia, last weekend. The junior picked up all three of his singles victories in the No. 4 position, while his three doubles victories came with senior teammate Andrew Marczak (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) at the No. 2 position. The Big Red defeated 20th-ranked NC Wesleyan, 7-2, and also topped Vassar, 8-1, while their only loss of the event came against No. 28 Mary Washington, 6-3.

February 17th

Tim Rosensteel, Kenyon
(East Windsor, NJ/Peddie School)

Kenyon junior Tim Rosensteel went undefeated in both singles and doubles in a pair of wins over Wisc.-Whitewater, 7-2, and Earlham, 9-0, on Saturday. At No. 3 singles, he defeated Whitewater’s Byron Balkin 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and then posted a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Earlham’s Phillip Locklear. In doubles, he paired with sophomore Sam Geier (Carmel, IN/Park Tudor) for a pair of 8-4 wins in the No. 1 position.