BUFFALO, NY – Three University at Buffalo men's tennis players earned academic All-MAC honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday morning. Junior Hao Sheng Koay was honored for the second straight year, while sophomores Nickolas Frisk and Matthew Johnson earned the honor for the first time.
Johnson highlighted the squad as he is one of three individuals with a perfect 4.0 GPA, majoring in business. On the court, Johnson finished the year with a 15-11 record, spending time at fourth, fifth, and sixth singles. He went 7-5 at fifth singles. In doubles, Johnson led Buffalo with 21 doubles victories, including 14-5 with teammate Valdemar Holm. He went 8-5 at third doubles in dual action.
Koay, who earned the MAC Commissioners Award this past year, is an electrical engineering major with a 3.516 GPA. A second-team All-MAC selection, Koay tied for the team lead in singles wins this past year with a 20-10 record, including going 15-4 at third singles. He was also part of Buffalo's number one doubles team, going 7-5 at first doubles. Overall, he won 11 doubles matches on the year.
Frisk picked up his first academic All-MAC honor as the Santiago, Chile native has a 3.272 GPA in management. Frisk went 13-15 in singles this past season, his first as a mainstay in the UB lineup. He won nine matches at fourth singles. He added eight more wins in doubles, playing seven matches at second doubles for Buffalo.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. Freshmen and transfers competing in their first year are not eligible.