After going 2-0 and sweeping three different sets Sunday, freshman Zach Kosanke (Bellevue, Wash.) has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week by the conference office in Denver, Colo.
Kosanke won the award after shutting out his opponents twice against Southern Utah. He began his quest for perfection in doubles play, teaming up with Ian Clare (Sachse, Texas) at No. 2 doubles. Despite that match being the SU duo’s first competitive match together, the two combined to overwhelm Southern Utah’s Alex Dial and Spencer Nielsen by a score of 8-0.
In singles play, Kosanke continued his hot play, winning 12 straight games against the Thunderbirds’ Bryton Wells at No. 2 singles. The 6-0, 6-0 win was Kosanke’s fifth overall of the dual season and his highest in the lineup for the Redhawks. Kosanke’s play throughout the day helped spur the Redhawks onto a 7-0 win over Southern Utah for the squad’s first win of the dual season.
“Zach Kosanke is a great freshman for us who’s had some tremendous wins,” said Seattle University men’s tennis head coach Mark Frisby. “He has unlimited potential.”
UTSA’s Diogo Casa was also nominated for the award, given to the WAC men’s tennis player with the best performance throughout the week. Louisiana Tech’s Joanna Nalborska was named WAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.
The Seattle U men’s tennis team is back in action Monday, March 25 with two matches at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev., with a 9:00 a.m. showdown with Western New Mexico and 1:00 p.m. contest with Youngstown State.