Taylor Soster Named MWC Player of the Week
March 18, 2010
Air Force junior Taylor Soster has been selected as the Mountain West Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
Soster, who hails from Allen, Texas, went a combined 4-0 last weekend to lead the Falcons to a pair of wins over Seattle University (7-0) and St. Peter's College (7-0). On Friday against the Redhawks, Soster defeated Patrick Boorkman (6-3, 6-4) at the No. 3 singles spot, after teaming with senior Brett Rodgers to down Mark Shkerbtan and Yusuke Kanehira (8-6) at No. 1 doubles. Against the Peacocks on Saturday, Soster saved two match points in a super tie-breaker, rallying to pull out a narrow victory over Robert Forai (7-5, 4-6 (11-9)) at No. 3 singles. Earlier in the same nonconference dual, Soster teamed with Rodgers to defeat the tandem of Alex and Chris Frakes (8-7), extending the duo's winning streak to 10-straight matches at the top of the doubles lineup.
The Falcons travel to Orlando, Fla., for their annual spring break trip. They will face service-academy rival Army on Sunday, March 21 at 9:30, then Central Florida on Thursday, March 25 at 2 p.m.