OGDEN — Weber State senior Simon Unger was named the Big Sky Conference men’s tennis Most Valuable Player this week as the league announced its all-conference teams and awards.
“I’m really proud of Simon for earning this accomplishment,” said WSU coach Jared Burnham. “It is definitely well deserved. He has been a tireless worker for four years now, and this just shows that good things come to those that work hard. He has been a great leader for us, and he will be missed greatly.”
Unger posted a 17-6 overall singles record this past season as the Wildcats’ No. 1 player. He was nearly unbeatable in conference play at 7-1.
In doubles, Unger teamed with Oliver Good in the No. 1 position in the lineup. The pair entered the season ranked 43rd in the nation after a strong fall season, and they continued that play into the spring dual match season, tallying a 17-5 overall record, and a perfect 7-0 mark in league.
Unger became the first Wildcat since Lindsay Rawstorne in 1988 to win the award. Rawstorne’s award ended a string of four-straight MVP’s for WSU men’s tennis, and a stretch in which the Wildcats took the honor five times in eight years.
Unger was the lone Wildcat named to the all-conference team, earning a first team selection for the fourth-straight season.