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.
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.