Jan. 1, 2008
Pannhara Mam of the Eastern Washington University men's tennis team will enter the 2008 season ranked 21st in the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Mountain Region singles rankings after going 11-3 in the fall. The junior also recorded a 7-3 fall doubles mark.
"For Pannhara to achieve such a high preseason ranking shows how his hard work in the off-season has really paid off," interim head coach Darren Haworth said. "I know that if he continues to work as hard as he has, his game will continue to improve. He really raises the bar for the rest of the team."
Mam set a school record last spring with 15 singles wins and, with 27 career victories, enters 2008 tied for second on the career wins chart with teammate Patrick Millican, a senior. Jason Chapman currently holds the top spot with 33 victories earned from 1992-95.
Mam and the rest of the Eagles begin their 2008 spring schedule with a road match versus BYU on Jan. 19. First serve will be at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
That contest will serve as a match-up of teams that were runners-up in their respective conferences. The Eagles advanced to the Big Sky Conference's championship contest for the first time in school history, falling to Sacramento State 4-0, while BYU played in the Mountain West Conference's title tilt, dropping a 4-1 decision to UNLV.