Zieziula Wins MAC Award

UB men's tennis player selected Male Scholar Athlete of the Week

BUFFALO, NY - University at Buffalo men's tennis player Nick Zieziula (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) has been named as the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league has announced.

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Nick Zieziula
The sophomore teamed with Randy Rocchio (East Amherst, NY/Williamsville East) to reach the quarterfinals of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic over the weekend. The duo went 2-1 in the tournament, including posting an 8-3 win over the sixth-seeded squad in the competition, Ohio State's Conor Casey and Brenton Contini, in the second round. It was the second consecutive season that the doubles team had reached the tournament's quarterfinal round.

Zieziula also registered a singles victory in the tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Michigan's Vinny Gossain. He then moved the round of 32 where he fell to the tournament's second seed and eventural tournament runner-up, Rajeev Ram of Illinois, 6-0, 6-0. Ram, a freshman with the Illini, has won ATP Futures Circuit events in singles and doubles, has been a Boys finalist at Wimbledon in 2002 and played in the main draw of the U.S. Open Men's Doubles the past two years.

An Anthropology major, Zieziula holds a 3.511 grade point average.

The MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week honor is presented to a MAC male and female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during that week's competition. The winners are selected by one of the conference's faculty athletic representatives.


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