Illinois Earns Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Award

April 25, 2017

Athlete of the Week

Aleks Vukic, Illinois

Jr. - Sydney, Australia - Normanhurst Boy High

  • Went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles, including a victory over the No. 1 player in the nation
  • Picked up a pair of victories at the No. 1 singles position, defeating Constant De La Bassetiere of Penn State (6-2, 6-1) and previously-undefeated No. 1 Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State (6-1, 6-3)
  • Combined with Vuk Budic in the No. 2 doubles position to defeat Ohio State’s 13th-ranked pair of Herkko Pollanen and Mikael Torpegaard (6-4) and Penn State’s Nika Dolidze and Christian Lutschaunig (6-3)
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the ninth weekly award of his career and fifth of the season
  • Last Illinois Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aleks Vukic (April 11, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Athletes of the Week

Jan. 17: Aron Hiltzik, Jr., ILL

Jan. 24: Konrad Zieba, Sr., NU

Jan. 31: Sam Shropshire, Sr., NU

Feb. 7: Raheel Manji, Jr., IND

Feb. 14: Aleks Vukic, Jr., ILL

Feb. 21: Mikael Torpegaard, Jr., OSU



Feb. 28: Mikael Torpegaard, Jr., OSU

March 7: Aleks Vukic, Jr., ILL

March 14: Josef Dodridge, Jr., WIS

March 21: Gergely Madarasz, Jr., PUR

March 28: Aleks Vukic, Jr., ILL

April 4: Matic Spec, Jr., MINN

April 11: Aleks Vukic, Jr., ILL

April 18: Mikael Torpegaard, Jr., OSU

April 25: Aleks Vukic, Jr., ILL