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Men's Tennis Set for Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown State


April 8, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will play host to Eastern Kentucky at 11 a.m. and Youngstown State at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Admission is free.

"A doubleheader is always physically challenging when you play two different teams back-to-back," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "It makes it difficult, because we are in the last week of regular season but challenges shape character and character helps you win championships."

About Louisville
Entering Wednesday's double header, the Cardinals stand at No. 30 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association team rankings and have a record of 16-6 on the season. Junior Michael Lippens carries a team-best 33-8 overall singles record and is 16-2 in dual matches playing mostly at No. 6. Junior Chris Simich leads the team with a 25-10 doubles record.

Four players have already surpassed the 20-win mark in singles this season. In addition to Michael Lippens' 32-win tally, Chris Simich(24), Alex Gornet (23) and Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (22) are among the team's leaders in singles victories.

Cards Against the Opponent
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Series Record: Cards lead the series 23-2
Last Meeting: February 15, 2013 - The Cards won 4-0 at The Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Scouting the Colonels:< The Colonel's are coming off their third conference loss of the season to Austin Peay's with a score 4-3. The Colonel's have a record of 9-10, and are 3-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Cards Against the Opponent
Youngstown State
Series Record: First meeting between the teams
Scouting the Penguins: The Penguins are coming off their second straight win over St. Bonaventure with a 7-0 victory. The win improves the Guins record to 5-11 over-all.

Up Next
The Cardinals are back in action on April 13 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center when they play host to Wright State at 10 a.m. and Austin Peay at 3 p.m.



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