Alex Friesen
Alex Friesen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia

High School:
Burnaby Central

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 174


2007-08 Highlights: Named to the All-MAC First Team, Academic All-MAC Team and claimed the MAC's Jack Vredevelt Sportsmanship Award...two-time MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week and was named the MAC Player of the Week after sweeping both Bradley and Illinois State in singles and doubles for the period ending February 10...finished the season with a team-best 25 singles victories and teamed up with Jimmy Chu for a team-best 22 wins in doubles action...reached round of 32 at the ITA Midwest Region IV Men's Tennis Tournament after winning matches against two Big Ten opponents...brought home the Flight A consolation title from the Ball State Invitational...teamed with Chu to win two matches against Big Ten opponents in doubles competition on way to a Sweet 16 appearance at the ITA Midwest Region IV Men's Tennis Tournament...he and Chu had a 13-match winning streak which was the longest in NIU history since 1981...had an 11-match winning streak in the spring that spanned over two months.

2006-07 Highlights: Named Second Team All-MAC...Finished season with 12-16 singles record competing out of the No. 2 position for the majority of the year...Defeated Big Ten foe Christian Bierich of Iowa, 6-4, 6-4...Advanced to Semifinals of Marquette Fall Invitational and Drake Invitational...Teamed with Jimmy Chu to win two matches against Big Ten opponents in doubles competition....Compiled a team high 17 doubles victories.

2005-2006 Highlights: Finished with a singles record of 15-17 and a doubles record of 16-14 ...Flight A singles consolation bracket runner-up at Ball State Fall Invitational...Flight A singles second-place finisher at University of Wisconsin Fall Invitational...Partnered with Adam Ford to win doubles title at Milwaukee Fall Classic...Selected as a Verizon Athletics Academic Excellence honoree...Received the Huskies' Academic Award for the 2005-06 season.

Prep: Owns ten career victories over nationally-ranked Canadian players...Finished in the top ten in the singles bracket at the 2004 Canadian Indoor National Championships...Finished his senior year (2004) ranked No. 4 in the British Columbia Provincial Rankings...Ranked as high as No. 3 in the United States Tennis Association's Pacific Northwest Section rankings during the 2003 season.

Personal: Son of Debra and Marvin Friesen...Born Aug. 28, 1986...Majoring in Accounting.

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