Amir named MAC tennis player of week

Freshmen nets first award of his NIU career

Logo of the Mid-American ConferenceFor the first time in his Northern Illinois career, freshman Dor Amir was selected as the Mid-American Conference’s Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.

It is the second-consecutive weekly award for the Huskies and the third this season.

Amir, a native of Israel, earned the honor after finishing 2-0 in a match against No. 68 Brown. With doubles partner Axel Lagerlof at No. 1, Amir defeated the Bears duo of Michael Riechman and Tom Deighton, 8-4.

Shortly after the doubles match, Amir made short work of his opponent Brandon Burke at No. 1 and defeated the Ivy Leaguer, 6-1, 6-2. Northern Illinois lost 5-2 to Brown.

It is the second-consecutive week the Huskies have won the award, as Mikhail Titov received the honor last week, finishing with a 3-1 record that included a singles win at No. 5 versus Wisconsin. It is first honor of Amir’s career.

After winning all eight of his matches this weekend, 4-0 in singles and 4-0 in doubles, Amir improves to 15-3 singles play and 14-5 in doubles during the spring season.

Northern Illinois will open its MAC season March 23 with a contest at Western Michigan.

For more information on NIU men’s tennis and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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