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Salazar Joins Men's Tennis Team


Jan. 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville men's tennis coach Rex Ecarma has announced the Santiago Salazar has joined the team and is immediately eligible to compete for the Cardinals.

"I am happy to have Santiago Salazar on our team," said Ecarma. "I have known about him for a while but saw him up close at the Eddie Herr World Championship over Thanksgiving. He is a hardworking and determined player who will go the extra mile every day for us. He is also from a place that has other good prospects. He comes from a very supportive family and he really enjoyed his visit here. He told me Louisville was his #1 choice and his dream school and it is always good to have new players with a great attitude."

Salazar, a freshman from Medellin, Colombia, brings an impressive resume with him to Louisville. During his junior career, he reached the doubles finals of the ITF Quito Tenis y Golf Club Tournament. He also advanced to the semifinals of five tournaments including: the Peru Junior Open Regatas tournament , the El Sauce Cup, the Copa Ciudad de Bogota, the International Grass Court Championship and the TIHTA Tournament. Salazar was a quarterfinalist in the Bahia Juniors Cup, the V Copa Mangu, Copa Coqui, Tobago ITF, Copa Sultana-Mayaguez Tournaments and the Panama Bowl. In singles, he reached the finals of the Copa Coqui Tournament and was a semifinalist in the Tobago ITF Tournament.



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