Thomas Haug and Aleksey Zharinov were named first-team All-Big Ten on Friday. For Haug, it is the second time in his career he has earned all-league honors, while it is the first time that Zharinov has been cited.
A 2002 All-American, Haug is currently ranked 65th in the nation after posting a 22-12 singles record during the regular season. The native of Switzerland had a 6-2 record in singles during the Big Ten season. He also posted a 6-2 mark in league doubles with senior Manuel Lievano and sophomore Avery Ticer.
A native of Novosibirsk, Russia, Zharinov leads the team with a 31-8 singles record, including a 9-1 record in the Big Ten. He has won 18 of his last 20 Big Ten matches in the past two seasons. He also posted a 4-4 conference doubles record with Chris Wettengel.
The Golden Gophers are competing at the Big Ten Championship this weekend in Evanston, Ill. Minnesota is the third seed in the tournament after posting an 8-2 record in the Big Ten.
2003 All-Big Ten Men's Tennis Team
Michael Calkins, Illinois
Amer Delic, Illinois
Rajeev Ram, Illinois
Phil Stolt, Illinois
Brian Wilson, Illinois
Stuart Waters, Iowa
Andy Formanczyk, Michigan State
Thomas Haug, Minnesota
Aleksey Zharinov, Minnesota
Vincent Ng, Ohio State
Jeremy Wurtzman, Ohio State
Scott Mayer, Purdue
Andrew Wakefield, Purdue
Freshman of the Year: Rajeev Ram, Illinois
Athlete of the Year: Vincent Ng, Ohio State
Coach of the Year: Craig Tiley, Illinois