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    Hamui Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week
    Johnny Hamui is this week's Big Ten Athlete of the Week.

    Johnny Hamui is this week's Big Ten Athlete of the Week.

    Jan. 18, 2011

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Illinois senior Johnny Hamui was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week announced Tuesday by the conference office. The Wesley Chapel, Fla., native finished 3-0 in singles at the Illini Open this past weekend in Sarasota, Fla., highlighted by a victory over 37th-ranked Clint Bowles of Florida State, 6-4, 6-2. It is the first such honor for Hamui and first for the Illini this season.

    Hamui, ranked No. 111 in the first national rankings of 2011, did not drop a set all weekend in defeats of Bowles, Blake Davis (Florida State), 6-3, 6-4, and Rafael Garcia (Texas Tech), 6-2, 6-2. He also teamed up with junior Dennis Nevolo to defeat Bowles and Davis, 8-2, for his fourth doubles win of the year.

    Illinois opens its dual season at No. 1 Virginia on Friday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. CT.

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