SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State sophomore Tom Miller was named the Big Sky Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week today after helping the Hornets to a pair of non-conference road wins last week against UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount.
The weekly honor is the first Miller has received during his career, and marks the fourth time during the first 10 weeks of the season a Sacramento State player has earned the award.
Miller, who is a native of Great Missenden, England, went 2-0 in both singles and doubles play. Both his singles wins came at No. 6 in the team's lineup, and the doubles wins came at No. 3.
His biggest win of the week came on Saturday, and helped the Hornets overcame a 3-2 deficit to defeat Loyola Marymount by a 4-3 score. With the Hornets trailing, 3-2, Miller saved four match points in the third set of his match before eventually defeating Felix Van Kann, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5. That tied things at 3-3, and teammate Marek Marksoo eventually won his match at No. 1 to give the Hornets the win.
In Sacramento State's 6-1 win at UC Riverside on Friday, Miller beat Kelly Dickson by a 6-3, 6-2 score.
In doubles play, Miller teamed with Henrik Raag to post 8-1 victories on both Friday and Saturday.
Miller has now won eight of his last 10 singles matches, and improved his record to 11-8 this season. He is also 10-9 in doubles play.
Sacramento State (9-10) has won six of its last eight matches, and completed a five-match road trip on Sunday with a 4-1 record. The team returns to action on Saturday for a home conference doubleheader against North Dakota (10 a.m.) and Northern Colorado (3 p.m.).
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April 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP WITH 4-3 LOSS AT IDAHO
April 2, 2013 RAM NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 1, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, DEFEATS MONTANA, 6-1
March 30, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS PICKS UP A PAIR OF CONFERENCE WINS
March 24, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS POSTS 4-3 COMEBACK WIN AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
March 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS WINS AT UC RIVERSIDE, 6-1
March 17, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS SPLITS A PAIR OF CONFERENCE MATCHES ON THE ROAD
March 12, 2013 MARKSOO NAMED BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK....AGAIN
March 12, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CRUSHES PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN MONTANA STATE
March 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS BATTLES #24 CAL, BUT FALLS IN THE END, 5-2
March 1, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS TO PACIFIC, 5-2
February 26, 2013 MARKSOO EARNS FOURTH CAREER BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
February 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS ERASES 3-1 DEFICIT TO DEFEAT UC DAVIS
February 16, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT NATIONALLY RANKED SANTA CLARA, 5-2
February 10, 2013 CLOSE MATCH GOES AGAINST MEN'S TENNIS AT USF
January 22, 2013 MARKSOO OPENS TENNIS SEASON WITH BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
January 20, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS FALLS IN CLOSE CONTEST AT HAWAI'I
January 15, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT #10 STANFORD IN SEASON OPENER
July 19, 2012 MARKSOO AND MALKO EARN ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES