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Boyer Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- Senior Toby Boyer was named the Big Ten Conference Co-Player of the Week as the league announced its weekly honors on Tuesday, March 26. This is Boyer's second Big Ten weekly award of his career -- he earned the honors for the first time on January 24, 2018.

Boyer put together a pair of strong performances to lead Nebraska to upsets over Loyola Marymount and #18 Minnesota, both by a 4-3 margin. The Huskers' win over the Gophers was the school's first win over a ranked opponent since April 17, 2016 -- when it beat No. 59 Purdue -- and first victory over a top-25 opponent since March 13, 2010, when it knocked off No. 23 BYU. 

The Ham Lake, Minn., native posted a come-from-behind upset, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, over #86 Lukas Moenter of Loyola Marymount at No. 1 singles to clinch NU's victory over the Lions.

In the Minnesota match, Boyer defeated #47 Josip Krstanovic in straight sets at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (1), 6-4, for his fourth win over a ranked opponent this season. He holds a 13-2 spring record and is now on a four-win streak, winning nine out of his last 10 matches. Boyer and freshman William Gleason knocked off #73 Justyn Levin/Josip Krstanovic, 6-1, at No. 1 doubles to help Nebraska earn the team point over the Gophers. 

Boyer has now 74 career singles wins, which makes him the seventh-winningest athlete in Nebraska men's tennis history. He broke into 7th place in a win over #114 Tommy Mylnikov of Texas Tech on March 3. Boyer is now two wins shy of tying for sixth-place, currently held by former four-year letterwinner Chris Aumueller, who posted 76 wins from 2009-12.

Boyer shares the award with Aleks Kovacevic of Illinois.

The Huskers will head to Illinois this weekend to face off with the #14 Fighting Illini on Saturday, March 30 before clashing with Northwestern on Sunday, March 31 -- both matches are set to start at Noon CT.

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