Fairfield Sweeps Weekly Tennis Awards
Release: March 27, 2012
MAAC Men's Player of the Week
IAN TESMOND, FAIRFIELD
So., Burr Ridge, Ill./Hinsdale Central
Sophomore Ian Tesmond went 4-0 this past week for the Stags in their two matches against the University of Connecticut and MAAC foe Niagara University. Fairfield earned their second all-time win against the Huskies with a 7-0 sweep. At No. 2 singles, Tesmond defeated Jacob Spreyer, 6-4, 6-2, and paired up with Cameron Amyot at No. 2 doubles to defeat Win Lei and Dave Adams, 8-4. The Stags did not drop a set the entire day. Against the Purple Eagles, Tesmond edged David Raymond, 7-5, 7-5 in the No. 2 spot and once against paired with Amyot to come out on top against No. 2 duo Dufour-Coursol and Schwojer, 8-7(4). The Fairfield men's team improved to 8-2 on the season and 2-0 in the MAAC after this week.
Loyola's Norton and Kevin Zingler in No. 1 doubles, 8-4.
MAAC Women's Player of the Week
MONICA YAJIMA, FAIRFIELD
So., Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich
Monica Yajima was 4-0 on the week in matches against Sacred Heart University and Niagara University. Against the Pioneers, Yajima played both No. 1 singles and doubles. The Stag came back to beat Gabi Kaldan after dropping the first set in a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 decision. In doubles, Yajima paired with classmate Sharissa Ryan. The two defeated Sacred Heart's Kate Donnelly and Kristina Chao 8-4. Against the Purple Eagles, Yajima once again competed in her usual one spot. She defeated Hilary Hansen in two straight sets 6-0, 6-3 and with Ryan, defeated Hansen and Iva Celan 8-3. The Fairfield women's team improves to 7-4 on the season and 3-0 in the MAAC.