Tennis’ Mikkelson named NEC Player of the Week

Tennis’ Mikkelson named NEC Player of the Week
By Andrew Fletcher
March 19, 2008

Freshman Brian Mikkelson earned Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors last week, the league office announced. He won three of four matches he played this week, including sweeping his Hartford opponents.

Against Hartford, Mikkelson defeated Emmett Drake at No. 2 singles and defeated Drake and Tim Glickman at No. 2 doubles, paired with Joe Nuara (Little Silver, N.J.).

Mikkelson came back to defeat Rhode Island’s Jeff Cote in No. 2 singles. After dropping the first set, he won the second set 7-6 in a tie-break and took the third set easily. While playing alongside Sean Pease (Falmouth, Mass.), he was beaten 9-8 in No. 1 doubles by Cote and Jared Dorfman.

The Mequon, Wisc. native, is now 28-7 in his freshman season for the Bobcats, including a 15-2 record in doubles play when paired with Pease.

The 3-3 Bobcats, who have been off for 10 days, return to action tomorrow. They will travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on the Connecticut Huskies at 2 p.m. The Huskies have a record of 3-5 and are coming off of a 4-3 victory against Monmouth.

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