Tech tennis teams hand out postseason awards

Tech tennis teams hand out postseason awards

Courtesy of MTU Athletics

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Kwang Suthijindawong and Pedro Rodriguez were named the most valuable players of the 2013-14 Michigan Tech men’s and women’s tennis seasons it was announced recently at a team dinner.

Suthijindawong (Bangkok, Thailand) posted a 19-1 singles record and 17-4 doubles mark in 2013-14 en route to All-GLIAC First Team honors. She was 17-0 at No. 2 singles in dual matches including a perfect 13-0 mark in conference play. The sophomore’s doubles partner for nearly every match was Natalia Lebedeva. The pair went 16-3 overall and 11-1 in league play. Suthijindawong, who was the GLIAC Freshman of the Year in 2012-13, is now a two-time team MVP.

Other women’s team awards went to Kat Donovan (Franklin, Wis.) and Audrey Hutton (Warren, Mich./Center Line). Donovan was the team’s most improved player. The freshman posted a 4-13 mark at No. 6 singles. Hutton was 6-12 on the season and earned the team’s scholastic achievement award for her 3.96 grade point average in geological engineering.

Rodriguez (Durango, Mexico) paced the men’s team in combined wins with 30. He earned 11 of those at No. 3 singles and 19 more at No. 1 doubles with partner Felipe Dos Santos. Rodriguez and Dos Santos finished the regular season as the top-ranked doubles duo in the Midwest Region. The senior was also a two-time team MVP.

Nick Kremkow (Hudsonville, Mich.) and Luke Doskey (Houghton, Mich.) also received awards. Kremkow was the team’s most improved player for the second consecutive year. He played No. 5 singles and posted a 10-11 overall singles record. Doskey, who appeared in one varsity match, gained the scholastic achievement award with his 3.53 GPA in chemistry.