Brian Mikkelson Named NEC Player of the Week
HAMDEN, Conn. Quinnipiac University sophomore men's tennis player Brian Mikkelson (Mequon, Wis.) has been named Northeast Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office today announced. Mikkelson went an undefeated 4-0 during the past week, winning twice each in singles and doubles. Mikkelson led the Bobcats to a 7-0 sweep of Lafayette and won twice as the Bobcats became the first team to take three points from undefeated Fairfield (12-0). The award is the first of the year for Mikkelson and the fourth of his career.
With the four wins, Mikkelson improved to 24-13 on the year, including an 8-1 singles record at the No. 2 flight in dual matches. He began the week with a three-set victory against Fairfield's Dan Sauter, 6-3, 6-7, 10-6, before making quick work of Lafayette's Doug Gallagher, 6-0, 6-0. He also paired with James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) to win twice at No. 1 doubles. The duo beat Fairfield's Joe Michalisin and Rob Ferrante, 8-2, before defeating Lafayette's Justin Haar and Lee Kojanis, 8-3.
The Bobcats return to action Thursday, when they face intrastate NEC foe Sacred Heart. Matches are set to begin at 2 p.m.