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    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