LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech men's tennis student-athletes Bjorn Thomson, Ilgiz Valiev and Parker Wynn secured All-Big 12 accolades on Wednesday, as announced by conference officials.
Thomson and Wynn were selected to the All-Big 12 First Team for their work in doubles play, and Wynn was recognized for his efforts on the singles side on the Second Team. Sophomore Ilgiz Valiev was also honored for his season at the No. 3 position in singles.
The All-Big 12 selections were the first for these three student-athletes. In doubles play, Thomson and Wynn climbed as high as No. 4 in the nation during the spring semester, as they led the way for the Red Raiders in the primary position. They also captured a runner-up finish at the 2018 ITA Fall Nationals.
Wynn, who is in his first year as a Red Raider, has notched 18 wins, including a 16-7 mark in dual matches this spring. He is currently tied with Valiev with three wins against ranked opponents, and boasts a 12-2 tally on court two.
In only his sophomore season, Valiev has provided consistency for Tech on court three, recording seven wins in the third slot, while leading the Red Raiders with 21 singles wins on the season. He also leads the Red Raiders with a .750 winning percentage over nationally ranked individuals.
The Red Raiders are in Palo Alto to participate in the 2019 NCAA Tournament Regional round. Tech's first round opponent is UC Santa Barbara, with first serve set for 1 p.m. CT on Friday.
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