DANA PARZIALE AND MAX VOGT NAMED NEC PLAYER AND ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – After another perfect weekend, the Bryant University men's tennis team has earned two more individual awards as junior Dana Parziale (Pinehurst, N.C.) and freshman Max Vogt (Fair Oaks, Calif.) sweep the Northeast Conference weekly awards, announced Tuesday.
There have been four Bryant players who have earned NEC Player of the Week/Month accolades in 2012-13, and for Parziale, it marks his second honor this spring. The Pinehurst, N.C. product gave All-Ivy Leaguer William Spector of Brown all he could handle in a 6-2, 7-6 loss at #2 singles last Tuesday, then came back strong with a 7-5, 6-1 triumph over Quinnipiac' Eric Ambrosio in #3 flight play on Sunday. Parziale and partner Zachary Morris (Garden City, N.Y.) also posted an 8-3 win in #1 doubles as the Bulldogs improved to 4-0 against NEC competition with a 6-1 defeat of the Bobcats. Parziale leads Bryant with 14 singles wins and 18 doubles victories on the year. He is also 3-0 versus conference rivals in both singles and doubles.
Vogt continues to cement his status as one of the NEC's top freshman with his second Rookie of the Week award this spring, and third overall this season. Playing up at the #1 spot for the first time this season, Vogt pushed Brown's Michael Reichmann - who posted a 21-8 singles mark for the Ivy power a year ago - in a 7-5, 6-2 setback on Tuesday. Five days later against Quinnipiac, he rallied from a set down at #2 singles to stop ODU transfer Fahoum Fahoum, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Vogt went 2-1 in doubles play teaming up with Munir Serin (Mersin, Turkey), including an 8-7 win over QU's Sebastian Barbero and Garrett Lane that helped the Bulldogs secure a 6-1 victory over the perennial NEC contender. Vogt, who hails from Fair Oaks, Calif., was named the NEC Player/Rookie of the Month last October, and has racked up 11 wins in singles and 12 in doubles over the course of the 2012-13 campaign.
The Bulldogs will look to remain unscathed in NEC play when they visit Sacred Heart on Thursday.
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