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Holmstrom becomes DU’s first men’s tennis All-American

Junior men’s tennis standout Adam Holmstrom has became the first NCAA Division I All-American in University of Denver history, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Holmstrom netted the honor when he earned a top 16 seed at the NCAA Singles Championships in late May. Holmstrom, ranked as high as No. 17 this season, finished with a No. 24 ranking after a record-breaking 32-6 singles mark in 2007.

In addition, Holmstrom earned the Mountain Region Arthur Ashe Award for leadership and sportsmanship after posting an 18-2 dual record, including an impressive 8-2 mark against ranked opponents.

“Adam had a tremendous season and is worthy of both awards,” says DU head coach Danny Westerman. “He has worked hard on his game and is one of the elite players in college tennis.”

Holmstrom achieved the highest ranking (No. 17) for DU in Division I history and earned All-Sun Belt Conference singles honors for the third consecutive season and All-SBC doubles accolades with junior Niklas Persson for the second consecutive season.

Holmstrom holds DU career records in wins (83), winning percentage (.828) and doubles winning percentage (.724). He is a two-time SBC Player of the Week and two-time SBC Commissioner’s honoree for a 3.5 GPA or better.

Holmstrom appeared in the 2005 NCAA Singles Championships as a freshman.

Read more about Holmstrom’s recent season.

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