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Advantage-in! Men’s tennis players Dor Amir, Frederic Cadieux earn Academic All-MAC spots

May 17, 2013
Dor Amir

Dor Amir

Northern Illinois tennis players Dor Amir and Frederic Cadieux doubled their honors this spring as the duo was named to the Mid-American Conference’s All-Academic squad, following their All-MAC honors at season’s end.

It is the first such award for both players and Northern Illinois’ first honor since 2010, when three-time selection Javier Bernabe earned his last award.

Amir, a sophomore from Tel Aviv, Israel, carries a 3.431 cumulative grade point average in business. This spring, Amir finished with a 19-5 record and completed the 2012-13 school year with a 26-10 mark. He sported an 8-2 record at No. 1 while also finishing 6-1 and 5-2 at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Amir is a two-time first team All-MAC and All-Academic honoree. He was also an all-tournament selection this season after finishing 4-0 in singles and doubles.

Frederic Cadieux

Frederic Cadieux

Cadieux, also a sophomore business major, has a 3.778 GPA and raised it with his 3.8 average last fall. On the court the Verdun, Quebec, Canada native sported a 26-6 record in 2012-13 with a 21-4 clip in the spring.

Impressively, he finished 10-1 at No. 2, losing his only match in the MAC Championship final, and was 11-3 at No. 3. Already Cadieux sports a 51-10 record in his two seasons with the Huskies. He earned his first career All-MAC honor this season, collecting second team honors this year.

Northern Illinois finished 16-9 in 2013 and advanced the Mid-American Conference Championship as it defeated No. 1 seed Ball State, 4-2, in the semifinal. The Huskies dropped a close final match to Western Michigan that would have secured an NCAA Tournament automatic berth, 4-3. NIU won the MAC regular season championship in 2012.

Nominees must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average to be eligible for the team.

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