Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament
Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match
Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored
Illini Earn Third Shutout of Big Ten Season
Illinois first Big Ten team to earn doubles point vs. Buckeyes
In his final season donning the Orange and Blue, Hoh went 19-13 overall, with a 12-8 dual match record... Was instrumental during Big Ten play, compiling a 9-2 mark, a career best... Primarily played the No. 4 position where he went 7-1... Hoh finished his career on the right note, winning 11 of his final 12 completed matches, including straight set victories on Senior Day and the first round of the NCAA Tournament... Went 10-10 in doubles action this year...Hoh finished with 82 career singles wins and 61 doubles victories.
Took home the squad's Strength and Conditioning Award as voted on by teammates ... Posted a career-high 23 wins ... Ranked No. 20 regionally to end the season ... Paired up with Bruno Abdelnour to secure Illinois' only win in its Sweet 16 match against No. 1 USC ... Played in the ITA All-American Championships after earning a wild card for winning the USTA/ITA National Summer Championships.
Recorded a career-high 22 wins, good for third on the team ... Went 6-2 at No. 4 singles and 5-2 at No. 6 singles ... Won a career-best 19 doubles matches, which tied for second-most on the team ... Won 10 of 12 singles matches between Jan. 28 and March 8, including a five-match winning streak from Feb. 20 to March 8 ... Went 4-0 in Big Ten doubles matches with teammate Abe Souza...Academic All-Big Ten.
Led all newcomers with 18 wins playing primarily at No. 5 singles ... Recorded 14 doubles victories ... Teamed with Marek Czerwinski to finish No. 71 in the final national rankings ... Fighting Illini Male Newcomer of the Year finalist ... Selected Player to Watch by his teammates.
Juniors / High School
Has won four ITF junior doubles titles and two singles titles, including the Malacca ITF International Junior singles and doubles championships in March 2009 ... Has been ranked as high as No. 98 in ITF juniors ... Won the state tennis award for Victoria in 2009 ... Won doubles at the 16s nationals in 2008 ... Finalist at the 14s and 16s nationals in singles ... Was a member of Australia's Junior Davis Cup team in 2007 ... Victorian Institute of Sport Coach Award recipient in 2006.
Born Stephen Shenti Hoh on Feb. 28, 1991 ... Son of Suwai and Yuen Hoh ... Has two siblings, Mark and Shuzann ... Majoring in Business Administration/Information Systems and Information Technology ... Enjoys watching comedies, listening to music and playing computer games ... Names Lance Armstrong as his favorite athlete because he is the best in his sport and has overcome great adversities ... Lists his father as being the most influential on his athletic career because he has provided many opportunities for him to develop his tennis skills and believes he can succeed ... His biggest thrill in sports is playing against Peter Luczak in the 2009 Australian Open wildcard playoff, who was ranked inside the top 100 ... Plans on pursuing a professional tennis career after college.
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