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Monette wins third straight Big Ten award

Senior Sam Monette was named a first team All-Big Ten selection Thursday. Monette also earned All Big Ten honors in 2014 and 2015 and is only the sixth student athlete in IU’s men’s tennis history to earn three All-Big Ten honors.

“Sam has had a great season and is very well deserving of being a first team All-Big Ten selection,” IU Coach Jeremy Wurtzman said. “He had a great fall winning the regionals in singles and doubles.”

Monette is the first IU tennis player to win the ITA Regional singles championship this fall and posted an overall singles record of 21-20 this season. Together with fellow Canadian and senior Daniel Bednarczyk, Monette also claimed the ITA Regional Doubles Championship.

Monette chalked up five wins against ranked opponents this season, including a victory against No. 7 seed Nicolas Alvarez of Duke at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships.

This spring, Monette and Bednarczyk defeated the No. 1 doubles team in the nation at the time, Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares from Texas Tech.

Senior Elliott Yee was also honored by the Big Ten as the Sportsmanship honoree for the Hoosiers.

Lionel Lim

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