Posted: Nov 20, 2019
DENVER – Grand Canyon's singles player Julian Mueller and Seattle U doubles team Adrian Alvarez-Sanabria and Lars Schmassmann have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Month for November.
Mueller, a freshman from Bensheim, Germany, competed at the GCU Invitational where he went undefeated, earning three wins. On day one, he collected a win over Azusa Pacific's Leyton Bohren (5-7, 6-3, 1-0(7)). Mueller also picked up wins over a pair of Abilene Christian participants on day's two and three. He defeated the Wildcats' Riley Tran 7-6, 7-5, and Michael Benavides 6-3, 6-3.
Alvarez-Sanabria, a senior from Ojai, Calif., and teammate Schmassmann, a freshman from Basel, Switzerland, impressed in November as they advanced to the Round of 16 in the Gonzaga Invitational. The duo earned a win over Montana State's Manuel Monteiro and Grant Wood, defeating them 8-5. In the semifinals, the Redhawk pair fell to Northern Colorado's Adolfo Arroyo and Nick Wade by a score of 7-8(0-7), in a tightly contested match.
Other male singles nominee: Chicago State's Jakov Suler went 3-0 during the month of November, competing in the Illinois State Invitational where he picked up wins over Marquette, Butler and Illinois State... Seattle U's Adrian Alvarez-Sanabria went 1-1 in November as he advanced to the Round of 16 in the White Singles draw at the Gonzaga Invitational.
Other male doubles nominees: Grand Canyon's Valentin Lang and Lorenzo Fucile finished November with a 2-1 record, including a victory over Azusa Pacific's team of Jesse Haas and Jacob Schnaitter as the Lopes hosted the GCU Invitational.