Jacksonville’s Journey to A-Sun Tournament Play

Thursday, April 15, 2010

MACON, Ga. – A matchup between No. 4 Campbell and No. 5 Jacksonville at 9 a.m. Thursday began the first round of tournament play in the A-Sun Men’s Tennis Championship from the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center on the campus of Stetson University.

Head coach Shane Wood’s squad finished the regular season with a 9-11 overall mark and a 4-6 tally in conference play. Victor Vaz paced the Dolphins during regular season play in the No. 1 position for all but two matches. At the start of conference play, the Campinas, Brazil native won eight matches in a row, including victories versus such league foes in FGCU, Belmont, Lipscomb, Mercer and Kennesaw State. Nine of Vaz’s 15 wins this season have come in straight sets.

“We had a nice year,” Wood said. “We played with a lot of young players and a lot of freshman, especially with Victor getting to move up and play at No. 1 from his normal spot at No. 3 and 4. He has had a fantastic year and been a great leader for us. It’s always nice to represent your university and your city. We’ve enjoyed it so far.”

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