HARBATSIUK RECEIVES BIG SKY MENâ€™S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State sophomore Kiryl Harbatsiuk has been named the Big Sky Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after leading the Hornets to a 4-1 record last week, including victories over Big Sky opponents Montana, Weber State and Idaho State.
Harbatsiuk, who plays at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Hornets, went undefeated last week. In singles play, he was 5-0 while winning each of his matches in straight sets. That included victories over Montana’s Colin Dektar (7-5, 6-2), Weber State’s Sascha Kiehne (6-3, 6-4) and Idaho State’s Javier Royo (6-3, 7-5).
In doubles play, he posted a 3-0 record with teammate Anton Stryhas. The Hornets did not play the doubles portion of two matches (time constraints) because they were in the midst of playing a doubleheader at Weber State, before traveling two hours to Pocatello to play Idaho State in the same day.
The award for Harbatsiuk was the second of his career, as the first team all-conference selection also received the honor once last season.
Harbatsiuk is now 17-4 in singles play this year, including a 14-2 mark as the team’s No. 1 player in the singles lineup. In addition, he is 13-6 in doubles play, all at No. 1 with Stryhas. Overall, he has won six straight singles matches and nine of the last 11 doubles matches.
Sacramento State (15-6, 7-0) has won 14 of its last 16 matches, and the team has won 23 straight regular season matches against Big Sky opposition dating back to the 2006 season.