Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Abid Akbar (left), Marius Cirstea
Akbar nabs WAC honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 01/21/2013
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DENVER - After opening the spring season with a pair of wins at No. 1 singles and doubles, Idaho senior men's tennis player Abid Akbar was selected as the Western Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the week.

Akbar, a senior from Islamabad, Pakistan also earned WAC Player of the Month honors twice last fall (in September and November).

Akbar beat Eastern Washington's Joseph Cohen 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, and teamed up with Marius Cirstea to beat Cohen and Eduardo Martinez 8-6 at No. 1 doubles as Idaho beat the Eagles 7-0 in the 2013 opener on Sunday.

"Abid has really taken his game to a new level and for our senior team captain to lead by example in our first spring match is what a coach wants to see," Beaman said.

Akbar and Cirstea are ranked No. 46 in the nation in doubles, and No. 1 in the Mountain Region.
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