Junior Toby Boyer wins Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the first time
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Toby Boyer Named Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- For the first time in his career Nebraska junior Toby Boyer was named Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. The award comes after Boyer helped the Huskers start the season 3-0 with dominating wins against South Dakota State and Creighton.

A native of Ham Lake, Minn., Boyer has primarily competed in the No. 1 position and has notched a 3-0 record in singles matches, along with a 2-0 record in doubles matches with senior Linus Erhart.

The hot start comes after getting a big boost in confidence coming off a fall season where Boyer earned a trip to Palm Spring, Calif. to compete in the 2017 Oracle National Fall Singles Championship. He earned an invitation after placing second in the ITA Central Regionals.

Associate Head Coach Fungai Tongoona had high praise for Boyer. "His confidence is high right now," Tongoona said. "As long as he keeps working hard, he will keep moving up the rankings. He had some high goals and so do we."

Head Coach Kerry McDermott was ecstatic for Boyer, and hopes that it will inspire his teammates. "I'm glad to see Toby getting acknowledged for his hard work and performance this past weekend," McDermott said. "I hope this will inspire the rest of the team to push themselves each and every day."

The Husker's next match is Friday Feb. 9, at the Dillon Tennis Center against North Dakota. Admission to all home matches is free. 


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