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

 Illinois Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

Fighting Illini’s Alex Brown claims weekly conference honor


Athlete of the Week

Alex Brown, Illinois
Fr. – Urbandale, Iowa – Shawnee Mission East

  • Went 4-0 last week with two singles victories and two doubles wins
  • Led Illinois to a 2-0 week vs. No. 33 TCU (Win, 5-2) and Virginia (Win, 4-3) by earning the match-clinching singles wins in both matches
  • Earned his first career wins vs. nationally-ranked singles opponents
  • Defeated TCU’s No. 27 Alastair Gray 7-5, 6-3 at the third singles position and Virginia’s No. 18 Aswin Lizen in the second flight, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
  • Teamed with freshman Caleb Chakravarthi to earn two doubles wins last week and clinched the doubles point vs. Virginia
  • Earns his second Athlete of the Week award of his career
  • Last Illinois Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Alex Brown (Feb. 13, 2018); Prior: 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

Feb. 20 Mikael Torpegaard, Sr., OSU

Feb. 27 Mikael Torpegaard, Sr., OSU

March 6 Alex Brown, Fr., ILL