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Boyer Named to All-Big Ten Second Team

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- Senior Toby Boyer was named to the All-Big Ten Conference Second Team as the league announced its postseason awards on Thursday, March 26. This is Boyer's first All-Big Ten award of his career, and the first by a Nebraska athlete since his brother, Dusty Boyer, earned his third All-Big Ten First Team accolades in 2016.

Boyer led the Huskers with 15 wins exclusively out of the No. 1 spot, including five victories against nationally-ranked opponents. In doubles, Boyer teamed up with freshman William Gleason for three Big Ten wins and a pair of defeats over ranked teams. Including his fall records, Boyer finished the regular season with an 18-11 mark in singles and 13-18 in doubles.

Boyer's highest-ranked victory was against No. 47 Josip Krstanovic of Minnesota, in a 7-6, 6-4 upset that led NU to a 4-3 win over the No. 18 Gophers.  The Huskers' win over Minnesota 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. 

Boyer reached 76 career singles wins last weekend with an upset over No. 105 Jack Winkler of Michigan State in straight sets. Boyer's 76 wins put him tied for sixth on Nebraska all-time singles victories list. Former four-year letterwinner Chris Aumueller also posted 76 wins from 2009-12.

The Huskers will face off with the No. 42 Iowa Hawkeyes later today in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich. First serve at the Varsity Tennis Center is set for 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET). 


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