Illinois' Gonzales Chosen for Weekly Laurel
March 4, 2008
Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Ruben Gonzales, Illinois
Sr., Terre Haute, Ind. / Indiana University High School
Gonnzales helped Illinois to two convincing wins over top competition last week. The Illini defeated No. 65 Michigan State, 6-1, on Feb. 29, then knocked off No. 12 Notre Dame, 6-1 on March 1. The senior went 4-0 in singles and doubles play and no team or individual managed more than three points against the Terre Haute, Ind. native. At No. 2 Singles against the Spartans, Gonzales teamed with Brandon Davis to defeat MSU's Billy Gardner and Alex Forger, 8-3. Later in the match, Gonzales won in straight sets over Alex Forger, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 Singles. In Illinois' dual with No. 12 Notre Dame, Gonzales and Davis clinched the doubles point with a 8-3 win over Andrew Roth and Santiago Montoya. Gonzales then went on to beat No. 73 Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-3. This is Gonzales' second weekly honor of the season and the third of his career.
Last Illinois AOW: Ruben Gonzales (1/30/08)