This Week in Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis: Feb. 8th

Friday, February 08, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Fourteen Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis matches are scheduled over the next eight days including five against ranked foes. North Florida faces three ranked opponents over that span with USC Upstate and ETSU each squaring off against a top-75 team.

A-Sun Men's Tennis Notes (#ASunMTen):
  • North Florida, ETSU and Stetson all appeared in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Top-75 Team Rankings. The Ospreys are the top ranked A-Sun squad at No. 62 ahead of No. 72 Stetson and No. 74 ETSU.
  • FGCU has two A-Sun Men's Tennis Player of the Week honors so far this season; Tianyu Bao (2/6) and Dean Tsamas (1/23). Coming into this season, the Eagles had won only two Player of the Week honors in the program's history.
  • USC Upstate's Viktor Selander leads all student-athletes with four wins on the season with a 4-1 record. Selander holds a 3-1 mark at No. 4 singles and is 1-0 at No. 3.
  • ETSU and North Florida have each faced three ranked opponents in the early parts of the season. UNF has squared off against No. 1 Virginia, No. 31 VCU and No. 62 Georgia State. The Bucs have faced No. 4 Ohio State, No. 66 Wake Forest and defeated No. 71 UL Lafayette. The Ospreys next five matches are against ranked foes.
  • Stetson's Didrik Berg and Northern Kentucky's Guilaume Berman are the only undefeated players at No. 1 singles in the A-Sun with 2-0 records.
  • FGCU's tandem of Jackson Moore and Jordi Vives are one of six undefeated doubles teams in the A-Sun. Moore and Vives are 2-0 together for the best record in the conference. Both of their wins have come at No. 2 doubles in the past two matches.
  • ETSU and USC Upstate are tied for the conference lead with three wins as the two squads own 3-2 records. Stetson is the only undefeated team in the A-Sun at 2-0, while Kennesaw State has yet to play. The Owls first match is Feb. 9th vs. Nicholls State.
  • Lipscomb (0-2), Mercer (0-4) and Northern Kentucky (0-3) are all searching for their first wins of the season. All three are in action this weekend.

A-Sun Men's Tennis Wins vs. ITA Ranked Opponents
Stetson 5, No. 56 St. John's 2 - Jan. 24th
ETSU 4, No. 71 UL-Lafayette 2 - Jan. 27th

Upcoming Men's Tennis Matches Featuring Ranked Teams
No. 62 North Florida at No. 55 South Florida - 2:00 p.m.

USC Upstate at No. 39 UNC Wilmington - 12:00 p.m.

No. 75 UL-Lafayette at No. 62 North Florida - 2:00 p.m.

No. 53 South Alabama at No. 62 North Florida - 2:00 p.m.

No. 60 Georgia State at No. 74 ETSU - 11:30 a.m.

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