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April 3, 2013

Abdukhalikov named OVC Tennis Player of the Week

 

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech senior Syrym Abdukhalikov has been named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Week in tennis. 

Abdukhalikov went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at the No. 1 doubles spot last week as Tennessee Tech picked up a pair of road conference wins.

Against Morehead State, he won a tie-breaker in the second set then clinched a win in the third set for the deciding point to win the match. He teamed with Alejandro Augusto to pick up a pair of doubles wins.

Abdukhalikov owns a 4-0 OVC singles mark and a 4-0 league doubles record. Overall, Abdukhalikov is 9-2 in singles play, and 5-6 in doubles.

The Golden Eagles host Jacksonville State Wednesday at 1 p.m., then wrap up the home portion of their schedule with a pair of matches this weekend. On Saturday, SIUE visits and on Sunday Tech will recognize Abdukhalikov for Senior Day when the Golden Eagles entertain Eastern Illinois. Both weekend matches begin at 12 noon.