March 13, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior Evan King (Chicago, Ill./Kaplan) of the University of Michigan men's tennis team was named the Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Week in recognition of his perfect road trip last week, the conference office announced on Wednesday (March 13). The weekly accolade is the third for King this season and the ninth in his Wolverine career.
King extended his singles winning streak to 13 matches with a pair of victories on U-M's spring break trip, including a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Pepperdine's seventh-ranked Sebastian Fanselow on March 6. With the triumph over Fanselow, King became only the fifth Wolverine in program history to post 100 career singles wins. It also marked King's second top-10 win of the season. King, who is listed at No. 15 in the third edition of the 2013 rankings, is 10-0 in dual competition and 16-3 overall this season. He has faced ranked opponents in 13 of those 19 matches.
The senior also teamed with junior Shaun Bernstein (Plainview, N.Y./Old Bethpage JFK) to earn an 8-5 decision over Pepperdine's 27th-ranked doubles tandem of Finn Tearney and Francis Alcantara at the No. 1 doubles slot, helping the Wolverines claim the doubles point against the Waves. King and Bernstein are a team-best 6-1 in dual-match competition and come in at No. 8 in the latest ITA doubles rankings.
U-M kicks off Big Ten Conference dual-match competition this week, traveling to East Lansing to face Michigan State at 6 p.m. on Thursday (March 14) before wrapping up non-conference play at LSU at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday (March 17).
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