MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State men’s tennis senior Dalton Albertin was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth for his career. The conference officials announced today.
Albertin went 2-0 at Buffalo last Saturday, helping the Cardinals claim the Mid-American Conference regular season crown for the first time since 2006 after defeating Buffalo, 4-3. On doubles court two, Albertin paired up with fellow senior Cliff Morrison for the 8-2 victory over Akhil Mehta and Sebastian Lonescu. With the win the twosome helped Ball State claim the doubles point over Buffalo. Albertin then took down Lonescu at No. 3 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5 to give the Cardinals a 2-0 edge over the Bulls.
Ball State has now won a combined 37 MAC regular season and MAC tournament championships in the 41 year tenure of head coach Bill Richards.
The first-seeded Ball State men's tennis team will travel to Northern Illinois for the 2013 Mid-American Conference Tournament this weekend, April 26-27.