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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 1/10/2024, Last updated: 1/10/2024
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Illinois Earns Big Ten Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Award

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Junior Karlis Ozolins of Illinois has been named Men’s Tennis Player of the Week by the Big Ten Conference for matches played Jan. 5-7.
Player of the Week
Karlis Ozolins, Illinois
Jr. – Salaspils, Latvia – Rigas Komercskola

  • Went a combined 4-1 at the Gamecock Kickoff which featured No. 5 South Carolina, No. 18 Georgia and VCU
  • Won both singles matches in straight sets, upsetting 41st-ranked Thomas Paulsell of Georgia in opening day action.
  • Teamed with William Moroz in dropping just one game in a pair of double wins, improving the duo’s career record to 9-3 (.750 winning percentage)
  • The 2023 All-Big Ten First Team selection is ranked 55th in singles by the ITA
  • Has won the Big Ten weekly award three straight times dating to last season
  • Last Illinois Athlete of the Week: Karlis Ozolins (April 26, 2023)

2023 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 10: Karlis Ozolins, Jr., ILL