Mackenzie Stearns Named BIG EAST Player Of The Week
April 27, 2016
Junior Mackenzie Stearns of the Marquette University men’s tennis team has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Trailing 3-1 at DePaul last Saturday, Stearns fought off three match points in the third-set tiebreaker to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (he also trailed 6-5 in the third) at the No. 4 position. His win allowed MU to tie the score at 3-3 and eventually win 4-3 on the road. The Golden Eagles finished the regular season 4-0 against league programs.
The Montreal, Canada native is the second Marquette player to be honored this season. Senior Daniel Fernandez claimed the accolade on April 6 after leading the team to a pair of BIG EAST victories.
The Golden Eagles are the No. 2 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament in Cayce, S.C. and will face No. 7 seed Creighton at 11:30 a.m. CT on Friday, April 29. MU defeated the Bluejays 6-1 at home on April 1. The tourney winner earns the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
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