MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University men's tennis team earned numerous honors from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in the league's post-season awards Saturday (April 21).
Freshman Mikhail Fomenkov was named both the GLIAC Freshman and Player of the Year in addition to earning First Team All-league honors. David Reinauer and Kobus Sauerman each were named Second Team All-GLIAC, while Francois Sauerman was placed on the Honorable Mention team.
Mikhail Fomenkov stepped right into the Northwood lineup in his freshman season and became one of the top players in the Midwest Region. He has gone 12-4 at No. 1 single for the Timberwolves while posting a 7-1 record in the GLIAC. Two of his four losses have come in third-set super tiebreakers. The Moscow, Russia native also posted a 10-7 record at No. 1 doubles (5-3 GLIAC). Fomenkov is the first NU player to earn GLIAC Player of Year since 2013 (Jean Menard) and the first to be named Freshman of the Year since 2011 (Valentin Bayle).
Reinauer had a breakthrough season for the Timberwolves. Moving up to the No. 3 slot in singles and went 13-4 overall (6-2 in the GLIAC). He also posted an 11-7 record in doubles, which including an 11-5 mark with Francois Sauerman at the No. 2 position.
Kobus Sauerman played near the top of the singles and doubles lineup throughout the season. He went 7-9 at No. 2 singles while teaming with Fomenkov to go 11-7 at No. 1 doubles.
Francois Sauerman played at the No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Timberwolves this year. He want 8-6 in singles and 11-5 in doubles.
Northwood currently stands at 15-3 on the season, having gone 6-2 in the GLIAC. The Timberwolves will face Wayne State in the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday (April 21) at 3:45 p.m.