March 25, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will take on Michigan this Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Admission is free.
"We are excited about hosting a storied tennis program like Michigan," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "They produced former Wimbledon finalist, MaliVai Washington, and other great players. This is our fifth opponent from the Big Ten in five weeks and sixth overall this season. We have won four in a row so far and hope we can play a perfect match on Wednesday."
The Cardinals (14-5) enter Wednesday's match ranked No. 35 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Louisville has won six of its last seven matches, most recently defeating Middle Tennessee State 7-0 on Sunday.
Four players have already surpassed the 20-win mark in singles this season. In addition to Michael Lippens' 31-win tally, Chris Simich (23), Alex Gornet (22) and Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (20) are among the team's leaders in singles victories.
Louisville vs. Michigan
Series Record: Michigan leads 2-0
Last Meeting: February 2, 2012 - Michigan won 5-2 in Ann Arbor
Scouting the Wolverines: Michigan enters the match with a 9-7 overall record and No. 46 in the ITA team rankings. Alex Petrone stands in at No. 115 in the national singles rankings. Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks stand at No. 24 nationally in doubles. The Wolverines are coming off of a 7-0 win over Youngstown State.