Senior Day Caps Busy Final Weekend
April 20, 2017
The Marquette University men’s tennis team (13-6) wraps up the 2016-17 regular season with a pair of home matches this weekend at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
The Golden Eagles will host BIG EAST rival DePaul at 6 p.m. CT on Friday, April 21 before welcoming Youngstown State to campus for a 9 a.m. CT first serve on Sunday, April 23. Following this weekend’s action, MU will travel to the league tournament in Cayce, S.C., April 28-30.
Following doubles competition on Sunday, Marquette will honor the three members of its senior class. The trio has helped the Golden Eagles to success both on the court and in the classroom. Over the course of the past four seasons, Marquette has claimed nearly 70 overall dual victories and advanced to the championship match of the BIG EAST tournament on a pair of occasions.
Nick Dykema owns 125 total victories in singles and doubles action with Marquette and was named All-BIG EAST Conference as a freshman. He also shared the team’s most valuable player award that season and followed that up by claiming the MU Coaches Attitude Award as a sophomore.
Dykema was a member of the Applied Investment Management Program at MU and will graduate in May with a double major in finance and economics.
Mackenzie Stearns has twice been named the team’s Most Improved Player during his career and was also a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2015-16. He owns nearly 60 career overall victories and has seen a majority of his action this season in doubles competition.
An All-BIG EAST selection as a sophomore, Kristiyan Trukov also shared the team’s most valuable player award that season. He was named the program’s most improved player at the conclusion of his freshman campaign and owns over 100 total victories with Marquette.
Trukov graduates in May with a degree in finance and economics. He has been involved with the AIM program and will start work at Robert W. Baird as an investment analyst in July.
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