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Chris Nott receives All-SEC honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Chris Nott receives All-SEC honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Chris Nott, a senior on the Arkansas men’s tennis team, has earned All-Southeastern Conference honors for the second year in a row.

The No. 1 player in head coach Robert Cox’s lineup, he has been named to the All-SEC second team each of the last two years.

“I am very pleased to hear that Chris Nott was voted to the All-Conference team,” said head coach Robert Cox. “It is nice to see that Nott’s efforts on the court weren’t overlooked by other coaches in the SEC.”

Playing the No. 1 position, he has faced the top players from each team the Razorbacks have faced. During that time, Nott has gathered 14 singles wins and 15 doubles wins. Both of these win totals are among the leaders for the Hogs.

This year, Nott has accumulated three big wins against ranked players. He started with a victory over No. 31 Neal Skupski of LSU this fall, and as the year went on he also defeated No. 92 Artem Ilyushin of Mississippi State and No. 100 Marcel Thiemann of Ole Miss. Nott also reached his highest singles ranking of his career at No. 41 this fall. In doubles, at one point he was ranked in the top 40.

In the fall, he and doubles partner Matt Hogan reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Central Region championship in Norman, Okla.

In singles, he had match-clinching victories this season against Iowa and Oral Roberts.

Throughout his career, Nott collected 78 singles wins and 65 doubles wins.

Off the court, the native of Chorley, England, was a nominee for the SEC’s Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship. A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, he will receive a $3,000 scholarship. He is expected to complete his degree requirements in international business in December. A team captain, he has also been involved in the Book Hogs reading program, the Sweat Hawgs physical fitness program, and participated in Lift Up America and kids youth clinic events.

“Nott has improved each and every year and has represented the University so well,” said Cox. “We are very proud of Chris. He deserves this award.”

Nott is the son of Derek Paul and Lorraine Nott. He also has a younger brother, Michael, who is a freshman on the Razorback squad.



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