Illinois Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award
Feb. 6, 2018

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Illinois Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

Fighting Illini’s Aleks Vukic claims weekly conference honor


Athlete of the Week

Aleks Vukic, Illinois
Sr. – Sydney, Australia – Normanhurst Boy High

  • Led No. 12 Illinois to a top-20 win last week
  • Went 2-0 in singles, including a come-from-behind 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-1 win vs. No. 2 William Blumberg of North Carolina at the No. 1 position
  • Defeated Duke’s Catalin Mateas 7-5, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles position to help Illinois win 6-1 against the No. 19 Blue Devils
  • Paired with Aron Hiltzik to defeat North Carolina’s third-ranked doubles team of Blumberg and Robert Kelly 7-6(5) to help Illinois clinch its fourth straight doubles point
  • Earns the 10th Athlete of the Week award of his career
  • Last Illinois Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aleks Vukic (April 25, 2017)



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