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Courtesy: John Walker

Men's Tennis Hosts Buffalo in MAC Clash

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 04/04/2013
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THE MATCH-UP

Western Michigan Broncos (16-7, 2-0 MAC) vs. Buffalo Bulls (6-6, 0-0 MAC)
Friday, April 5 // 1 p.m.
Kalamazoo, Mich. // Sorensen Courts

LIVE STATS

THE SERIES
This will be the 19th meeting between the Broncos and the Bulls, with Western Michigan holding a 16-2 advantage in the all-time series against their MAC rivals.  Consistently among the top teams in the conference, these teams have played each other in the MAC tournament championship match in two of the last three seasons, and one of the two teams has taken at least a share of the MAC regular season championship in each of the last three seasons.  The last time the teams met was in the 2012 MAC Tournament championship, with the Broncos downing the Bulls 4-0 at the tournament site in Toledo.

DOUBLE DIP
The Mid-American Conference announced it’s weekly tennis award winners, and for the second straight week, Western Michigan’s Aaron Wong received the MAC Player of the Week honors.  The awards are the first two Player of the Week awards in Wong’s career, and the most recent honor represents the seventh for a member of the Bronco men’s tennis team this season.

Wong extended his season-long win streaks in a MAC doubleheader on Friday, going 4-0 overall (2-0 in singles play, 2-0 in doubles play) in road matches against Northern Illinois and Chicago State.  He has now won six straight singles matches to improve to 21-14 overall in singles play, including a 14-8 record in dual matches. Wong has found in groove in doubles play since he started teaming with Jim Beckwith, possessing a 7-1 record teamed with the freshman.

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