Dennis Nevolo earned his first doubles Futures tournament of 2013 after pairing with Jean-Yves Aubone in Calgary.
Aug 20, 2013
CALGARY, Alberta - Dennis Nevolo won his third Futures doubles title of 2013 this past week in Calgary. The 2012 Fighting Illini alum paired with fellow American Jean-Yves Aubone as the three-seed in the 16 team doubles tournament.
Nevolo-Aubone cruised in the opening rounds with straight set victories until they met the top-seeded Canadian duo of Erik Chvojka and Peter Polansky in the semifinals. Yet, Nevolo-Aubone prevailed 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-3. Then in the title match, Nevolo-Aubone took down the second-seeded team of Ante Pavic (CRO) and Milan Pokrajac (CAN) 7-5, 6-3.
Nevolo competed in the singles tournament as well. The Gurnee, Ill. native upset the sixth-seeded Pavic (CRO) in three sets in the second round then knocked off the top-seeded Steven Diez (CAN) in straight sets in the quarterfinals. However, Nevolo's run came to an end in the semis when he lost to eighth-seeded Philip Bester (CAN) 6-3, 7-6(5).
Nevolo was a two-time All-American at Illinois and the second Illini in program history to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of his four seasons. Nevolo wrapped his career in the Orange and Blue tied for sixth in career singles victories (116) and combined wins (211).