The Mid-American Conference announced its men’s and women’s tennis Academic All-MAC teams Friday, with Western Michigan securing nine total honors.
On the men’s side, WMU had the most academic honorees with six student-athletes being recognized. Jannik Opitz and Arjun Honnappa both have carried 4.0 GPAs through their careers as Broncos along with exceptional performance on the court. Opitz is a two-time MAC Player of the Year while currently working on a master’s degree in applied statistics. He went 20-2 this season in singles play, all at court No. 1, and had a 9-0 record in MAC competition. Honnappa is studying business, and went 17-4 in singles play this season with a 6-2 MAC record.
Fynn Lohse holds a 3.95 GPA in business analytics, and went 16-5 in singles and 17-4 in doubles for the Broncos this year on the court to earn a second team All-MAC selection. Peter Kuszynski has earned a 3.80 GPA studying finance and was a first team All-MAC player this year with an 18-3 singles record including going 8-1 against MAC opponents and a 17-3 record in doubles play.
Rounding out the academic honorees on the men’s side were Jack Randall and Zac Faveri. Randall holds a 3.37 GPA in accountancy while going 8-0 in doubles play, all with Lohse as his partner. Faveri posted a 3.21 GPA in marketing while going 2-0 in singles play and 18-5 in doubles play, including an 18-4 record with Opitz as his partner.
The Broncos also had three women’s tennis players honored by the conference for their academic achievement, led by Kristina Tiraspolsky with a 3.93 GPA in finance. Tiraspolsky went 1-0 in singles play this year and 8-8 in doubles, but recorded just a 1-7 record in MAC doubles play.
Femke Tjon-A-Joe added a 3.70 GPA in business law to a second team All-MAC performance this season. Tjon-A-Joe went 10-9 in singles play this year, including a 4-1 record at court No. 2 while the rest of her matches came at the top court, and she went 9-9 in doubles, all at court No. 1. Kaitlyn Rogosch rounded out the WMU academic honorees with a 3.61 GPA in civil engineering while going 12-9 in singles and 10-4 in doubles (6-3 MAC doubles).