April 1, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announces its men’s tennis weekly honors for singles and doubles competition for April 1, 2014.
MEN’S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MICHEL HU KWO, SR., PORTLAND
Senior Michel Hu Kwo went a perfect 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 3-0 at No. 3 doubles with partner Justin Guay as the Portland Pilots went 3-0 last week. Hu Kwo helped the Pilots to pair of West Coast Conference home wins over Saint Mary’s (6-1) and Pacific (5-2), in addition to a non-conference win over Hawaii (5-2).
On Thursday against the Rainbow Warriors, Hu Kwo won a three-setter against Jonathan Brooklyn 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 to clinch the match for the Pilots. He then posted straight set singles wins over Tuomas Manner of Saint Mary’s and Miguel Diaz of Pacific. Hu Kwo and Guay continued to roll in doubles competition with three more wins at the No. 3 position. A native of Beijing, China, Hu Kwo posts a 9-3 dual singles record and 10-3 doubles mark this spring.
Also Nominated: Nick Kamisar, Gonzaga; Stefan Menichella, Pepperdine; Matthew Pearce, BYU; Todd Volmari, Loyola Marymount
WCC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week
Feb. 11: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: James Tallman, San Francisco
Feb. 25: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 4: Francis Sargeant, BYU
March 13: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 19: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 26: Francis Alcantara, Pepperdine
April 1: Michel Hu Kwo, Portland
MEN’S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
TODD VOLMARI/SEBASTIAN BUSTAMANTE, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Junior Todd Volmari and senior Sebastian Bustamante have played at No. 1 doubles in every match this season for the Lions and are 12-2. They have won their last six decisions and went 2-0 this week over BYU and Weber St. In March, they were 8-1 as a pair on the top court and had wins over the No. 1 doubles team of then No. 2 Virginia and then No. 71 College of Charleston.
Also Nominated: Rakshay Thakkar/Tom Hill, Pepperdine
WCC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Feb. 11: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: Ratan Gill/Alex Ferrero, Portland
Feb. 25: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 4: John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 13: Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson, San Diego
March 19: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 26: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
April 1: Todd Volmari/Sebastian Bustamante, Loyola Marymount