Iowan Playing For Illinois Wins B1G Award

Illinois Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

Fighting Illini’s Alex Brown claims first weekly conference honor


Athlete of the Week

Alex Brown, IllinoisFr. – Urbandale, Iowa – Shawnee Mission East

  • Went 2-0 in doubles and singles last week to lead Illinois to a 4-0 win vs. No. 23 California
  • Clinched the doubles point vs. California with a 6-1 win with doubles partner and fellow freshman Caleb Chakravarthi in the No. 3 position
  • Improved to 6-0 in doubles on the season with Chakravarthi
  • Provided Illinois its first team point vs. No. 5 Stanford with a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 3 spot vs. Sameer Kumar
  • Earns the first Athlete of the Week award of his career
  • Last Illinois Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aleks Vukic (Feb. 6, 2018)



2018 Big Ten Athletes of the Week

Jan. 24                    Toby Boyer, Jr., NEB

Jan. 30                    Alex Knight, Sr., MICH

Feb. 6                       Aleks Vukic, Sr., ILL

Feb. 13                    Alex Brown, Fr., ILL

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