Justin Lau Named MWC Menís Tennis Player of the Week
Colorado Springs, Colo. -
Air Force sophomore Justin Lau has been selected as the Mountain West Conference men's tennis player of the week. It is Air Force's first player of the week honor this season.
Lau, from Austin, Texas, won all four of his matches last weekend as the Falcons were victorious in both of their home matches. In a 4-3 upset of No. 55 Nebraska on Feb. 4, Lau clinched the team victory as he defeated Marcus Karner in three sets at No. 5 singles, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, to help Air Force to its second consecutive win over a ranked team (No. 73 UC Irvine, Jan. 17). Lau had earlier won at No. 3 doubles with Robby Alexander, an 8-6 decision. The next day, Lau again won both of his matches as Air Force defeated Idaho State, 7-0. He defeated Masimba Okoh at No. 4 singles, 7-6, 6-3, and teamed with Alexander to win at No. 3 doubles, 8-6.
Air Force, 6-0 this season and ranked No. 71 in the country, plays a pair of matches on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Academy. The Falcons will play Montana State at 10 a.m. and Northern Colorado at 2 p.m.