James Li Named To All-League Second Team

James Li
James Li

April 27, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – UIC men’s tennis sophomore James Li was named to the All-League Second Team at the Horizon League Championship banquet on Friday evening.

Transitioning from No. 2 singles to No. 1, the Wheaton, Ill., native posted a 10-11 overall record this season, going 4-3 against conference opponents and capturing the most individual wins for the Flames.

Li was the lone member of the team to collect a win against a nationally ranked opponent.  Going up against Marquette’s No. 12 Otavio Perim at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional, Li took the match to three sets and came out on top 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

UIC’s season ended on April 21, after collecting their second Horizon League win of the season with a 6-1 win over Valparaiso.

2012 Men’s Tennis Awards
Player of the Year

     Martin Arguello, Wright State                    
Newcomer of the Year

     Austin Woldmoe, Butler                             
Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award

     Adam Whitmer, Valparaiso                        
Coach of the Year

     Sean McCaffrey, Wright State                    

Men’s All-League Teams
First Team

     Martin Arguello, Wright State
     Paul Swanson, Green Bay
     Yannick Goossens, Cleveland State
     Austin Woldmoe, Butler
     Silviu Mistreanu, Youngstown State
     Michael Tenzer, Green Bay
Second Team

     James Li, UIC
     Lauri Makikalli, Wright State
     Cesar Serrano Escobar, Detroit
     Erik Finkenbrink, Green Bay
     Matt Kuelker, Cleveland State
     Hayden Joblin, Wright State