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Amilon First MW Player Of The Year From UNLV Since 2011

April 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV senior Jakob Amilon became the fifth man in Rebel history to be named a men’s tennis conference player of the year as the Mountain West announced its annual awards at a banquet Thursday night.

Amilon has recorded a 19-10 overall singles record during the 2016-17 season. The native of Stockholm, Sweden, holds a 13-6 dual-match record competing at the No. 1 position. In Mountain West play, he went a dominating 6-1 at the top spot and teamed with sophomore Evaldo Neto to register a 16-5 doubles record in dual matches. The tandem played all 21 contests in the No. 1 position and in league matches posted an unblemished 6-0 mark.

He is the first UNLV player to earn the MW honor since the late Mehdi Bouras in 2011 and also joins Henner Nehles (MW 2005), Roger Pettersson (1994, ’95, ’96 in the Big West) and Scott Warner (1986, ’87 in the Big West).

Amilon was also named to the All-Mountain West Men’s Tennis Team in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season. He was joined on the singles team by junior Alexandr Cozbinov, who went 21-8 overall, including 5-2 in MW action at the No. 2 position.

Amilon and Neto were named to the doubles team.

The Rebels are in Boise, Idaho, for the annual MW Men’s Tennis Championship and open play Friday at 10 a.m. PT vs. Nevada, Reno.


2017 Men’s Tennis All-Mountain West Team

Singles

Kyle Butters, So., Boise State **Euan McIntosh, Sr., Fresno State Xander Veys, Jr., Fresno State Kostya Nesterenko, Fr., Nevada, Reno Ricky Hernandez-Tong, So., New Mexico *Bart Van Leijsen, Jr., New Mexico Marko Goles-Babic, Sr., San Diego State Milen Ianakiev, Sr., San Diego State *Jakob Amilon, Sr., UNLV *Alexandr Cozbinov, Jr., UNLV Samuel Serrano, So., Utah State Kai Wehnelt, Jr., Utah State

Doubles

Jack Heslin, So. / *Kyle Butters, So., Boise State Patric Pech, So. / **Euan McIntosh, Sr., Fresno State Dominic West, Fr. / **Bart Van Leijsen, Jr., New Mexico Marko Goles-Babic, Sr. / *Milen Ianakiev, Sr., San Diego State *Jakob Amilon, Sr. / Evaldo Neto, So., UNLV Samuel Serrano, So. / Kai Wehnelt, Jr., Utah State

*two-time selection **three-time selection

 

 

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