Daniel Pez
Daniel Pez
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
High School: Handsworth Secondary School '05
Previous College: Morehead State
Experience: 2L

2008: Pez had the highest winning percentage for an Eastern Washington singles player in 2008, as he compiled a 15-2 record, winning 88.2 percent of his contests. His 15 victories tie for the third-highest total in Eastern Washington history. He enters his senior season with 24 career wins, seventh-best in EWU annals. In 2008, Pez showed his ability to come through in the clutch time and again, three times snapping 3-3 ties with victories. In the Big Sky opener on Feb. 22, he helped Eastern to a dramatic comeback from 3-0 down to put the finishing touches on a 4-3 away win with a 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 win. Another set of dramatics on March 5 allowed EWU to tie the school record for longest winning streak with its eighth straight, 4-3 over Idaho. After that streak was snapped at nine, Pez helped another long one get ignited with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win to finish off another tight 4-3 decision, this one on April 5 over Portland. That victory was the first of nine straight for Eastern Washington. Pez started his singles season 15-1 before falling in EWU's NCAA Championship first round match with No. 3 UCLA.

2007: Pez earned his first singles win of the season, 6-3, 6-2, in Eastern's 7-0 defeat of Northern Colorado. He would clinch EWU's 5-2 victory over UC Davis with a clutch 7-6, 7-5 victory. He battled tough in a 6-1 loss to eventual Big Sky Conference champion Sacramento State, falling by 6-7, 6-1, (10-1) scores. He finished off EWU's 6-1 defeat of Lewis-Clark State with a straight-sets 6-2, 6-3 victory. Pez defeated a Pacific-10 Conference opponent in a 5-2 loss to Oregon, rallying for an impressive 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win. He helped the Eagles tie its league contest with Weber State 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory (EWU went on to win 4-3). An impressive 6-1, 6-2 win helped Eastern cruise past Idaho State 7-0. After Eastern Washington fell behind Northern Arizona, the Eagles won four straight singles matches and would prevail, 4-3. The third singles contest to finish was Pez's comeback 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 victory. The sophomore had a perfect day against Scottsdale CC, as he won 6-1, 6-1 in singles and teamed with Pannhara Mam for an 8-3 doubles victory. Pez snapped a three-match personal losing streak with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win in EWU's 5-2 defeat of UC Irvine.

Personal: Pez, who transfered from Morehead State, was born Dec. 12, 1986, in North Vancouver, B.C. He is the son of Maurice Pez and Twila Mills and is majoring in economics.

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