MEN'S TENNIS: Albertin named to All-MAC Tournament Team

The freshman went 4-1 in conference singles matches this season

Though the Ball State University men's tennis team's season in its mind ended prematurely, the Cardinals have high hopes for next season's team where everybody returns for the 2010-11 campaign.

One of those returners, freshman Dalton Albetin, on Saturday earned his first career Mid-American Conference postseason award when he was named to the All-MAC Tournament Team.

Albertin and partner Eduardo Pavia earned the Cardinals' only doubles win in No. 2 seed Ball State's 4-2, season-ending loss Friday to No. 3 seed Western Michigan University in the MAC Championship semifinals at the Muncie Northwest YMCA Tennis Center. The duo downed Michael Calderone and Thomas Calderone 8-4.

Albertin then went on to defeat Casey Cullen at No. 4 singles to cap a 2-0 day.

The Broncos took the momentum from their match against the Cardinals and not only upset, but swept No. 1 seed University at Buffalo, 4-0, at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center Saturday afternoon.

Calderone and teammate Kazuya Komada joined Albertin on the All-MAC Tournament Team. Also making the cut were Nutthavit Likitkumchorn (Toledo), and Alex Kalinin and Wojciech Starakiewicz (Buffalo).

Komada took home the MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Accolades.


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