AFA hosts Mountain West Championships beginning Thursday
AFA evens record at 11-11
AFA plays Utah State on Thursday and New Mexico on Sunday
Lance Wilhelm and Alex Grubbs win in singles for AFA
Andy Jackson wins at No. 6 singles for AFA
Named team MVP for the third consecutive season ... one of only seven players in program history to win the MVP award at least three straight seasons ... named to the all-Mountain West teams for singles and doubles ... first Air Force player to be selected in both categories since Shannon Buck in 2006 ... led the team with 22 overall singles wins, including a 15-8 record at the No. 1 spot ... captured the "A" singles flight at the UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic in the fall ... notched his second career win against a nationally-ranked opponent with a 6-4, 7-6(7) victory over 96th-ranked and Mountain West Player of the Year Javier Pulgar of San Diego State ... also won the No. 1 match against UNLV's Rene Ruegamer, 2-6, 7-6(10), 6-2 ... posted a 5-5 record against regionally-ranked opponents ... advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Mountain Region Tournament ... posted a 17-16 overall doubles record with Grant Taylor ... they went 13-10 at the No. 1 position and defeated two conference teams, including the Mountain Region's No. 10 ranked team of Conor Berg and Ben Dunbar from New Mexico, 8-6 ... also won the No. 1 match against UNLV ... the duo advanced to the finals of the UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic in the fall.
Named team MVP for the second consecutive season ... won 12 singles matches, including 10 at the No. 1 position ... lost four of his six MWC matches in a third-set super-tiebreak ... was ranked No. 7 in the Mountain Region in doubles with Andy Jackson ... they went 12-8 during the season, including an 8-6 mark at the No. 1 spot ... defeated 74th-ranked Arthur Surreaux of New Mexico State, 6-0, 6-3 for his first win over a nationally ranked player.
Named team MVP after posting 20-14 overall singles record ... went 13-9 at the No. 1 position ... had a 2-1 mark against regionally ranked opponents, including a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Yannick Weihs of Denver in his first collegiate dual match ... Weihs was ranked ninth in the Mountain Region at the time and finished the season ranked No. 5 ... posted AFA's first singles win over BYU in four years with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(2) victory over Evan Urbina (ranked No. 7 in region) ... went 11-9 in doubles with Austin Francis, all at the No. 2 spot ... they had an eight-match winning streak during the season ... became first AFA doubles team to win two conference matches since 2003.
Before Air Force
Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... Washington State 3A singles champion as a senior ... runner-up at state tournament as a junior ... placed eighth at the state tourney as a freshman ... four-time league champion ... did not lose a league match during his high school career ... ranked No. 2 in the state of Washington and No. 3 in the Northwest Region for 18-and-under ... was the No. 1 ranked 16-and-under player in the Northwest Region ... won the state sportsmanship award as a sophomore and senior ... member of National Honor Society and his school's knowledge bowl team that placed second at state ... high school tennis coach was Cheri Ausboe.
Parents are Gary and Margaret Wilhelm ... has one brother and one sister ... his sister, Regina Aldridge, played basketball at Alaska Anchorage ... would like to become a scientist in the future ... worked the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer... active in his squadron as the academic officer ... hobbies include photography and playing the guitar ... favorite food is chicken ... favorite movie is The Intouchables ... reality show he would choose to be on is Ninja Warrior ... favorite book is Catch 22 ... greatest moment in sports was earning all-conference honors last season ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional tennis player is Roger Federer ... member of cadet squadron 17.