April 7, 2005
Avery Ticer, Minnesota
SR, Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa
Ticer continued his outstanding play this season with two convincing singles wins last weekend. The Golden Gophers' senior captain, who is currently ranked 34th in the nation, dispatched No. 81 Matko Maravic of Michigan, 6-4, 6-4, and Andrew Formanczyk of Michigan State, 6-4, 6-4, to improve to 10-2 this spring and 4-0 in Big Ten action. Ticer is now 6-2 vs. ranked opponents this season. In addition to his strong singles play, Ticer has led Minnesota's top doubles duo with Adrien Debreyne to a 7-3 dual mark and 3-1 record in Conference matches. Last weekend against Michigan, Ticer and Debreyne edged 43rd-ranked Maravic and Brian Hung, 9-8 (8) to improve to 3-1 versus ranked opponents.
This is Ticer's second Athlete of the Week honor this season and the fourth of his career.