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King falls in first round of NCAA Individuals

By Scott Freedman, Daily Sports Writer
Published May 30, 2012

Michigan men’s tennis captain, junior Evan King, concluded his season with a first-round loss at the NCAA Individual Championships in Athens, Ga.

King was ousted by No. 39 Alex Domijan from the University of Virginia. Domijan jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and, despite a fierce comeback from King, locked up the match in straight sets, securing the final score at 6-3, 6-2.

King finished the season at a career best 34-7, strong enough to earn him All-American honors for the second consecutive season. But his impressive regular season performance was not enough to escape Domijan, an All-American and ITA National Freshman of the Year. The loss snapped King’s 17-match win streak.

His 34-7 record leaves him seventh among Michigan’s all-time single-season win leaders. The impressive year boosted his career record to 85-29, a mere two wins away from cracking the top-10 career wins list in program history.

Moreover, King is the first Wolverine since 1981, and ninth overall, to earn All-American honors in two consecutive seasons.

King will look forward to his final season, where he will enter the year as, undoubtedly, one of the top athletes in the nation.