SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Lake Superior State men's tennis student-athlete Krishan Taneja has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week, as announced by the Lake Superior State athletic department on Monday.
Taneja, a freshman from London, England who is majoring in Geology, was instrumental in Lake Superior State's (6-7, 4-4 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) 5-2 win over Ashland at home on Saturday that clinched the Lakers a berth in the GLIAC Men's Tennis Tournament for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Taneja and junior captain Joe Gilman won their doubles match against Ashland 7-5. Taneja then won 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 3 singles match against the Eagles.
In Sunday's match with No. 22 Wayne State, Taneja and Gilman faced the 24th-ranked doubles team of Griffin Mertz and Taylor Vane. The match went to a tie break where Taneja and Gilman were edged 7-6 (6).
It is the first time that Taneja has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week as an individual. He was also honored when the entire men's tennis team earned the award on April 2.
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Lake Superior State begins play in the 2019 GLIAC Men's Tennis Tournament on April 26 at Greater Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Michigan.
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