Feb. 26, 2014
CLEVLAND, Ohio - Dor Amir and Axel Lagerlof have once again received Mid-American Conference Doubles Team of the Week honors, the third time this pairing has been honored this season. Last week, the tandem won three matches to help Huskies keep each of their opponents off the board, en route to a 3-0 performance for the team overall.
In NIU's 7-0 win over Butler on Thursday, February 20, Amir and Lagerlof faced Sam O'Neill and Billy Weldon. The two Huskies took the match, 8-4, leading to the team eventually taking the doubles point for the match.
On Saturday, February 22, NIU hosted a doubleheader against Western Illinois and Dayton. Against Western Illinois, the team won 7-0 thanks in part to the performance of Amir and Lagerlof in the No. 1 doubles match. They took down Christoph Haertel and Mitch Granger 8-6 to help NIU secure the doubles point.
In the evening cap against Dayton, the tandem made quick work of Aidan Koross and Bernardo Sanson. In the No. 1, Amir and Lagerlof defeated the opposing doubles team, 8-1. This helped the Huskies lock up the doubles point, and the team won, 4-0.
Amir and Lagerlof have been outstanding in doubles play this year. Currently, they own a record of 12-1. Of the 12 wins, two have come against nationally ranked opponents. On Friday, January 17, they defeated Drake's No. 19 Robin Goodman and Ravi Patel 6-3 to open the season. Against UW-Whitewater on Saturday, February 1, Amir and Lagerlof took down No. 7 Byron Balkin and Ben Shkylar, 6-4.
The Huskies are off this next weekend. They won't play until they travel to Marquette on Thursday, March 6. The match will be played at 6:00 p.m.