Feb. 18, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announces its men’s tennis weekly honors for singles and doubles competition for February 18, 2014.
MEN’S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMES TALLMAN, JR., SAN FRANCISCO
Playing his first season of collegiate tennis, redshirt junior James Tallman is putting together an impressive 2014 campaign for the Dons. Last week, playing out of the No. 3 singles position, Tallman took care of Fresno State's John Darmstaedter, 7-6 (2), 6-4, to earn a crucial point in the 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs.
The singles win marks his third in a row. The Del Paso Heights, Calif., native picked up USF's only point at #44 Washington, defeating Emmett Egger 6-3, 4-6, 10-8, and then knocked off Idaho's Artemiy Nitikin in USF's 5-2 win over the Vandals. Both wins were from the No. 2 position. Tallman is 3-1 in the dual match season, and coupling that with a 5-2 fall record, he has compiled an overall mark of 8-3 for USF.
Also Nominated: Michael Hu Kwo, Portland; Vladimir Mijatovic, Gonzaga; Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
WCC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week
Feb. 11: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: James Tallman, San Francisco
MEN’S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
RATAN GILL, SR./ALEX FERRERO, SR., PORTLAND
Portland seniors Ratan Gill and Alex Ferrero improved to 4-0 this spring dual season with a pair of wins at the No. 1 doubles position this week as the Pilots swept Seattle and Liberty. The duo defeated Kevin Lynch and Jason Bediones of Seattle by an 8-3 margin to set the tone in Friday's win. They followed that by clinching the doubles point for the Pilots with an impressive 8-6 win over the No. 19-ranked tandem of Shea Thomas and Jorge Azuero of Liberty on Saturday.
Also Nominated: Jack Schoebel/Muzeen Ismath, Gonzaga; Alex Sarkissian/Francis Alcantara, Pepperdine; Ilya Osintsev/John Lamble, Santa Clara
WCC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Feb. 11: Alex Sarkissian/Francis Alcantara, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: Ratan Gill/Alex Ferrero, Portland