STRYHAS RECEIVES SIXTH CAREER BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State senior Anton Stryhas was named the Big Sky Conference’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after helping lead the Hornets to a 3-0 record last week.
The award was the first of the season for Stryhas, and the sixth of his career. It also marked the fourth time this season a Sacramento State player has received the honor.
Last week, Stryhas went a perfect 3-0 at No. 2 singles, and 3-0 at No. 2 doubles with teammate Holden Ching.
The Minsk, Belarus, native won each of his singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 win against Montana’s Mikolaj Borkowski, 6-2, 7-5 over Eastern Washington’s Stefan Simikic, and 7-5, 6-3 against San Francisco’s Einar Hart. In the victory over Hart, Stryhas overcame a 4-1 deficit in the first set. Combined, he dropped just 15 games over his three matches.
In doubles play, Stryhas and Ching knocked off tandems from Montana (8-6), San Francisco (8-6) and Eastern Washington, 8-7 (5).
A three-time first team all-conference selection and the Big Sky’s MVP in 2008, Stryhas has now won seven consecutive singles matches, and five straight doubles matches. Overall, he is 11-6 in both singles (7-1 at the No. 2 spot) and doubles play.
Sacramento State (11-7, 6-1 Big Sky) has won five straight matches, and is currently in first place in the conference standings. The Hornets return to action when they host Cal Poly on Saturday, April 3, at 1 p.m.