April 22, 2008
Art Karas of the Eastern Washington University men's tennis team was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after he went a perfect 2-0 in singles and doubles play over the weekend, sweeping each of his singles contests in straight sets.
He helped the Eagles to 6-1 victories over Weber State and Montana, which helped EWU to a second-place finish in the Big Sky and the second seed at this weekend's Big Sky Championship. Eastern Washington moved to 16-6, 7-1 in Big Sky Conference play, and this year's squad now owns school records for wins, conference wins and winning percentage (since joining NCAA Division I in 1984).
Karas teamed with previous winner Nico Riego de Dios for the doubles wins. Riego de Dios earned Big Sky POW accolades on April 8 after a perfect week of his own.
Eastern Washington will take on an opponent to be determined at 2 p.m. on Saturday (April 26) in a Big Sky semifinal contest in Gold River, Calif.