WMU men's tennis Anton Arzhankin

After winning MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Anton Arzhankin was named Freshman of the Year and earned a first team All-MAC honor.

Western Michigan men’s tennis was well-represented on the Mid-American Conference Awards list after winning the conference championship.

Dave Morin was named MAC Coach of the Year, Anton Arzhankin earned the Freshman of the Year Award, and three Broncos were named to All-MAC teams.

For Morin, it was Coach of the Year Award No. 13 in his time at WMU after his ninth season winning both the regular season and tournament championship with the Broncos. He led WMU to a 9-1 conference record and is now 129-34 (.791) in MAC play in his 27 seasons as head coach at WMU.

Arzhankin started off his WMU career with an 8-2 record in MAC singles play, going 4-2 at No. 1 and 4-0 at No. 2. He went 2-0 in doubles play during the conference regular season, then went 1-1 in doubles in the tournament along with 2-0 in singles to win MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

It was the third straight tournament that the Broncos have had the Most Outstanding Player, after Peter Kuszynski won the award in 2019 and Jannik Opitz in 2018. Arzhankin is the eighth Bronco to earn MAC Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and the first since Kuszynski in 2019.

Kuszynski also joined Arzhankin on the All-MAC first team. He went 6-3 in singles play in the conference with a 2-2 record at No. 1 and a 4-1 mark at No. 2. He went 8-0 in doubles play during conference season with a 6-0 record when paired with Joaquin Caballer. It was his second consecutive first team All-MAC selection and third total All-MAC honor in his career.

Fynn Lohse was named to the All-MAC second team for the second year in a row. Lohse went 8-1 in MAC singles play, winning his only match at No. 2 and going 7-1 at No. 3. He went 4-4 in doubles play and 4-3 when paired with Arjun Honnappa at No. 1.

WMU awaits its placement in the NCAA Tournament, which will be announced during the Selection Show Monday at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com.

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