Neto Earns All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Accolades

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Senior Mario Neto of the Michigan Tech men's tennis team has been selected to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honorable Mention team, announced by the conference office on Saturday. Neto has garnered honorable mention recognition for each of the past three seasons.

Neto, who hails from Santos, Brazil anchored the No. 1 spot in the singles lineup and faced the opposing teams top player match in and match out. Neto has been a tremendous leader throughout his four-year career at Michigan Tech and helped lead the Huskies to three doubles wins in the No. 1 spot in the lineup. Neto also excels in the classroom and has earned a spot on the GLIAC All-Academic Team in multiple seasons.

Neto was an All-GLIAC Honorable Mention selection in both the 2017-18 and 2016-17 campaigns, leading Tech in doubles victories the past two years. Neto along with fellow senior Juan Felipe Chica have helped build the foundation for the Michigan Tech men's tennis program moving forward.

"I can't say enough about Mario [Neto] and Juan [Felipe Chica] and all that they have done for our program," Head Coach Kevin Kalinec said. "They have been great leaders for four years and it's been a pleasure having them on the team. They have given 110 percent effort throughout their careers, in both practices and matches, and I'm really proud of both of them."