Sophomore redshirt holds down men’s tennis

By Thomas Hiley III

During the men’s tennis season there have been a couple of standouts, none more than Dor Amir.

Amir is a red shirt sophomore from Tel Aviv, Israel. He attended Rothberg High School and is currently the Huskies’ No. 2 player. Outside of his love, playing tennis, Amir enjoys dancing and going out with friends.

“Dor has been a big part of our team and has been really important to us, and he has won a lot of matches for us,” said head coach Patrick Fisher.

Amir has a record of 20-8 on the season, which is the second highest after fellow teammate Frederic Cadieux.Amir said up to this point he has had a very good season.

Right now the Huskies are playing their conference matches and have a record of 1-2 in the MAC. Amir knows if they want to bounce back he’s going to have to do his part to improve his game.

“I have struggle a little going into conference matches,” Amir said. “The team is struggling, but I don’t know why I have been, maybe [because we went] from indoor to outdoor, but I plan to change that.”

A reason Amir will try to change his game is not only because of past losses during the season, but also coming off one of the toughest matches he has had this season. Amir faced off against Daniel Kang of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, winning 7-5, 6-7, 7-6.

“IPFW wasn’t my best,” Amir said. “All the way from the beginning I wasn’t playing good. He was playing good and I wasn’t at my best. [We went into three sets] I was down 4-1 in the third buts that’s when I found my game.”

In practice, the Huskies are working hard on all parts of their game in order to be ready for the weekend matches.

“We been trying to do some thing’s individual with each player,” Amir said. “[Other than that] we practice every day and hard, just keep doing what we’re doing and hopefully things turn around.”

This weekend, Amir hopes his efforts on improving his game will result in the Huskies winning against the Detroit Titans (5-12) and the Toledo Rockets (18-8, 0-2 MAC).