After a historic regular season that saw Northwestern break the school record for wins in the regular season, it is no surprise the team would be in line for some conference-level recognition.
And on the heels of that marvelous season, juniors Konrad Zieba, Sam Shropshire and Strong Kirchheimer were all named to the All-Big Ten first team, the conference announced Thursday.
The junior trio was rock-solid all season in the first three singles spots for the Wildcats. Zieba manned the No. 1 position for much of the season, compiling a 14-5 record in singles in dual matches this season en route to being a unanimous first-team selection. Shropshire went 7-0 in singles during the conference season to earn his third consecutive first-team berth. Meanwhile, Kirchheimer had the best singles record on the team this season, notching a 20-1 mark in dual matches.
In an already memorable season for the team, NU has now earned three spots on the conference’s 12-man first team for the first time since 1989. The Cats begin their quest for a Big Ten Tournament title Friday.
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