Jan. 24, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio - As a reward for their victory over the eighth-ranked doubles team in collegiate tennis, Dor Amir and Axel Lagerlof have been honored as the MAC Doubles Team of the Week. The Doubles Team of the Week award is new to the MAC this year, and Lagerlof and Amir have claimed the first honor of its kind.
The pairing is being recognized for a victory over Ravi Patel and Ryan Goodman on Friday, January 17 at Drake. In preseason polls, the two were ranked eighth in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Back in October 2013, this doubles team won the ITA Central Region's Doubles Championship.
Amir and Lagerlof faced Goodman and Patel in the No. 1 doubles match to begin the season. It was the only doubles match of the day to not head to a tiebreak as the NIU tandem won 6-3.
The doubles team of the week and the rest of the Huskies are hosting a doubleheader on Friday, January 24 against IPFW and Chicago State at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill. They'll look to build on the individual success found at Drake and get their first win of the 2014 spring season.