Men's Tennis Plays Host to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest this Weekend


Feb. 20, 2014

<P>LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The University of Louisville men's tennis team will play host to Virginia Tech Friday at 4 p.m. and No. 20 Wake Forest Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
<P>Rex Ecarma. "These are two elite teams coming to Bass-Rudd and we will need to play nearly perfect to compete. We hope our fans will be there right beside us."

About Louisville The Cardinals (6-2) enter this weekend's matches ranked No. 48 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) team rankings. The University of Louisville men's tennis team defeated Nebraska 4-2 Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska Tennis Center. Junior Michael Lippens carries a team-best 23-6 overall singles record, while Juniors Van Damrongsri, Luis Elizondo and Chris Simich stand atop the doubles leaders with 17 victories apiece.

Up Next
Following this weekend's action, the Cards return to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on Feb. 28 when they play host to Northwestern at 4 p.m.

Cards Against the Opponents
Virginia Tech
Series Record: The Cards lead the series 10-8
Last Meeting: February 24th, 2013 - Louisville defeated the Hokies 4-3 at Virginia Tech
Scouting the Hokies:
The No. 40 Hokies (5-2), played Ohio State this past weekend. opened up conference play with a 7-0 sweep of Boston College on Saturday at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex in Dedham Mass. The Hokies (4-2) are led by nationally ranked sophomores Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini. In the latest ITA national rankings, Contini is ranked 38th and Bjerrehus is ranked 94th.

Wake Forest
Series Record: The Deacons lead the series 6-2
Last Meeting: February 1st, 2013 - Louisville lost 2-4 at Wake Forest Scouting the Demon Deacons:
The No. 20 Demon Deacons (6-2), are coming off of a -1 loss at No. 14 Tennessee on Feb. 9. played No. 14 Tennessee on Feb. 9. Wake Forest boasts three players in the ITA singles rankings: Romain Bogaerts is No. 40, Adam Lee is No. 42, Maksim Kan is No. 58. Bogaerts and Kan stand at No. 21 in the doubles rankings while Lee and Pedro Dumont team up for the No. 42 spot.



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