April 30, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Following the team's run to the Mid-American Conference Championship Final, Huskies Dor Amir and Axel Lagerlof earned All-MAC First Team honors while Frederic Cadieux was named Second Team All-MAC. Amir was a first team All-MAC selection last year while Lagerlof was a second team pick a year ago. The award is the first of Cadieux's career.
"Obviously those guys won a lot, they won more than anyone else on our team. They consistently carried us all year," said Head Coach Patrick Fisher. "I'm very happy for them. They're very deserving and I'm happy they're being recognized. Moving forward, we're excited to have them all back next year to make our program better.
It is first time since Alex Friesen and Brian Livingston in 2008 that Northern Illinois has had two players on the all-conference first team.
Amir, a native of Tel Aviv, Israel, closed the spring with a 19-5 singles record and a 13-7 mark in doubles. Playing primarily at the No. 1 or No. 2 spot, Amir carried a 14-3 mark at the top two spots in the lineup, with eight wins at the top spot in the lineup. At last weekend's MAC Championship, he finished with a combined record of 4-0 in singles and doubles to earn all-tournament honors. All-Mid American Conference honor. He was 13-7 in doubles this season, including a 10-6 register at No. 1.
Cadieux, a sophomore from Verdun, Quebec, Canada, led the Huskies in spring wins with a 21-4 record at the Nos. 2 and 3 spot. At No. 2, Cadieux was a near flawless 10-1 this season. In doubles, Cadieux was 12-5 with partners Amir and Jovan Zeljkovic. In only two seasons at NIU, Cadieux is already 51-10 in his singles career. Cadieux opened this spring on a 9-0 winning streak, and following his first loss, went on an 8-0 streak to extend his record to 17-1 March 29.
The final Huskie to earn distinction, Lagerlof, finished the year with a 20-10 record in singles play, including a 14-7 mark this spring, despite missing four matches at the end of the spring with injury. The junior was a mainstay at the top of the lineup, playing to a 10-5 record at No. 1 and a 4-2 mark at No. 2. The Malmo, Sweden native was a flawless 2-0 at the Mid-American Conference Championship at No. 1, highlighted by a thrilling three set victory over Western Michigan's Nadin Indre who had not lost a single match to a MAC foe all year.
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