Men's Plays Host to Middle Tennessee Sunday


March 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will play host to Middle Tennessee State Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Following the match, in conjunction with Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Campus Kids Day, the team will hold a free youth tennis clinic for children in the eighth grade and below.

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About Louisville
The Cardinals (13-5) enter the match ranked No. 26 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Louisville has won five of its last six matches, most recently falling 4-2 to No. 37 Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.

Junior Michael Lippens carries a team-best 30-7 overall singles record and is 13-2 in dual matches playing mostly at No. 6. Juniors Chris Simich and Van Damrongsri have compiled 21 doubles with Damrongsri posting 10 dual match victories.

Stiefelmeyer Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week Junior Sebastian Stiefelmeyer was named American Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week on March 18 marking the second consecutive week he has earned the league honor.

Louisville vs. Middle Tennessee State
Series record: Blue Raiders lead series 8-13
Last meeting: Jan. 25th, 2014 - Louisville won 4-3 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center
Scouting the Blue Raiders: Middle Tennessee enters the match with a 4-10 overall record and recently fell 4-3 to No. 43 TCU. The doubles team of Victor Cornea and David Fox are ranked No. 43 in the most recent ITA rankings. Cornea and Fox fell to TCU's No. 13 doubles team of Nick Chappell and Will Stein 8-7, (7-4). Junior Ettore Zito picked up a win against TCU's No. 54 Nick Chappell in singles play.

Up Next
Louisville will play host to Michigan on March 26 at 4 p.m.



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