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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/10/2024, Last updated: 4/10/2024
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Michigan Earns Weekly Tennis Honor

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Michigan senior Jacob Bickersteth has been named the Big Ten Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for matches played April 5-7.

Player of the Week

Jacob Bickersteth, Michigan

Sr. – West Bloomfield, Mich. — West Bloomfield

  • Compiled a 4-0 overall record (2-0 singles, 2-0 doubles) as No. 36 Michigan dropped just one point in wins over No. 62 Indiana (6-1) and Purdue (4-0) in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • With the weekend sweep, Michigan improved to 6-0 in conference play, occupying a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings

  • Bickersteth recorded his 50th career dual match win with a 7-5, 6-1 decision over Indiana’s Facuno Yunis at No. 2 singles, clinching match point for the Wolverines

  • Joined Gavin Young in producing a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles against IU’s 61st-ranked entry

  • Worked expeditiously against Purdue, registering the first doubles and singles wins of the afternoon

  • Has partnered with Young to form the 24th-ranked doubles team in the country

  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten earns his first Big Ten weekly award

  • Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Gavin Young (March 6, 2024)

2024 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Jan. 10: Karlis Ozolins, Jr., ILL

Jan. 17: Anton Shepp, Jr., NEB

Jan. 24: Calvin Mueller, Jr., NEB

Jan. 31: Justin Boulais, 5th, OSU

Feb. 7: Cannon Kingsley, 5th, OSU

Feb. 14: Presley Thieneman, Sr., NU

Feb. 21: JJ Tracy, Sr., OSU

Feb. 28: Ronald Hohmann III, Gr., MSU | Cannon Kingsley, 5th, OSU

March 6: Gavin Young, Sr., MICH | Soham Purohit, Fr., PUR

March 13: Hunter Heck, Sr., ILL

March 20: Justin Boulais, 5th, OSU

March 27: Miko Eala, Sr., PSU

April 3: Ozan Baris, So., MSU

April 10: Jacob Bickersteth, Sr., MICH