Michigan Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award
Jan. 30, 2018

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Michigan Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

Wolverines’ Alex Knight claims weekly conference honor


Athlete of the Week

Alex Knight, Michigan
Sr. – Miami Shores, Fla. – Michael Kropp

  • Led Michigan to a 2-1 week, including a 4-0 victory vs. No. 20 South Carolina
  • Went 2-0 in singles and won his only doubles match vs. the No. 3 duo in the country
  • Notched a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 singles win vs. No. 2-ranked William Blumberg (UNC) at the top lineup position, Michigan’s only singles point vs. the third-ranked North Carolina
  • Teamed with Runhao Hua in the No. 1 doubles slot to earn a 7-5 victory vs. the No. 3-ranked duo of William Blumberg and Robert Kelly of North Carolina
  • Currently ranked No. 9 in the ITA national singles rankings and No. 19 with Hua in the ITA national doubles rankings
  • Earns the first Athlete of the Week award of his career
  • Last Michigan Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Jathan Malik (Feb. 9, 2016)



2018 Big Ten Athletes of the Week

Jan. 24: Toby Boyer, Jr., NEB

Jan. 30: Alex Knight, Sr., MICH