Wong Named MAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Western Michigan senior Aaron Wong went 8-0 over four matches for the Broncos last weekend, who went a perfect 4-0 in competition against Kalamazoo College (7-0), Ferris State (7-0), Butler (5-2), and Grand Valley State (6-1). Wong started the weekend with a 4-0 overall day against Kalamazoo College and Ferris State, earning a pair of No. 3 doubles victories, as well as wins in Nos. 4 and 5 singles. Wong teamed with Jim Beckwith in the early match against the Hornets, beating Alan Faber and Mike Korn 8-1 in No. 3 doubles, and went on to beat Korn 6-1, 6-1 in No. 4 singles. Wong was just as good in the nightcap, coming back from a set down in singles play to beat Ferris State's Otto Keresztes 6-7 (7), 6-4, 1-0 (7). Wong again teamed with Beckwith in doubles play, beating Keresztes and Aaron Dial 8-6 in No. 3 doubles.
Wong posted another 4-0 day on Sunday, starting with a No. 3 doubles win over Butler's Pulok Bhattacharya and Andres Maynez. Wong and Beckwith downed the pairing from Butler 8-2 in No. 3 doubles, helping WMU clinch the doubles point. Wong was successful in singles play as well, beating Brandon Woods 6-3, 6-0 in No. 5 singles. Wong and Beckwith won their second singles match of the day in the nightcap against Grand Valley State, beating Andrew Darrell and Andrew Heuerman 8-0 at No. 3 singles. Wong went on to win his first career match at No. 1 singles, beating Francis Bertrand 6-3, 6-3 in the Broncos' 6-1 team victory.