UNF's Buerchner, Nemcsek Earn NCAA Championship Bids

Thursday, May 02, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Senior Moritz Buerchner and sophomore Norbert Nemcsek of the University of North Florida men's tennis team have been selected to compete in the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships as a doubles pair, as announced by the NCAA on Wednesday.

The individual championships, held May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Illinois, will play host to a 32-team doubles field, as well as a 64-player singles field. Buerchner and Nemcsek are the first UNF tennis players to ever earn an invite to the event.

"These guys clearly earned their way into the field," Head Coach Adam Schaechterle said. "They have defeated two top-ten teams this season and have collected several other ranked wins. I'm especially excited for Moritz, who will end his incredible career at UNF at the NCAA Championships. We are looking forward to the challenge of putting together another tournament run."

Buerchner and Nemcsek have already put together a season that ranks as the most decorated doubles season in UNF history. In the fall, with little herald, the duo advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 ITA All-American Tennis Championships and earned both an at-large invite and a first-round victory at the USTA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

En route to those accomplishments, the pair tallied a 2-1 record against nationally-ranked opponents. They scored a 9-8 victory in the fall over Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler of Duke, the second-seeded pair in the NCAA Championships, as well as an 8-7 victory over Juan Spir and Vikram Hundal, who were ranked third in the country at the time.

Buerchner and Nemcsek also held their own against Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger of Virginia, who are seeded fourth in the NCAA Championships, playing the pair to a 7-7 tie before the match was left unfinished. Nathan Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux of Georgia, who the pair defeated 8-3 in the fall, are also in the doubles field.