March 7, 2011
James Kwei Earns NEC Men's Tennis Player of the Month
HAMDEN. Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's tennis junior James
Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) has been named the Northeast Conference Men's
Tennis Player of the Month for February, the conference office has
announced. Kwei, who was an all-NEC first team selection at No. 5
singles last year, has moved into the top half of the Bobcats'
line-up and won two of his first three singles matches of spring
After dropping a tight match to Boston University's Jarred
Pendleton in the spring season opener (Feb. 5), Kwei bounced back
by beating Harvard's Davis Mangham at No. 3 singles in a third-set
super tiebreaker, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 (Feb. 11). Kwei was not in the
singles lineup for the Bobcats' 7-0 team shutout of Fordham, but
returned in triumphant fashion against Holy Cross (Feb. 27). Kwei
held serve throughout his No. 2 singles win (6-0, 6-0) over the
Crusaders' Chris Das.
Kwei also won his final two doubles matches of the month. Pairing
with Alex Lazerowich (Stratham, N.H.), the duo defeated Fordham's
Eli Plangger and Nick Kelly, 8-6, before cruising past Holy Cross'
Chris Brosnan and Connor McCann, 8-2.
The Bobcats return to action Tuesday, when they travel to
Providence, R.I., to take on Brown. First serve is scheduled for 4