April 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville men's tennis team will conclude the regular season with a doubleheader against Wright State at 10 a.m. and Austin Peay at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
The Cardinals will honor senior Amaury Derognat prior to the Austin Peay match.
"Austin Peay was nationally ranked earlier this season and they will be trying to make a statement and Wright State is a tough team as well," said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. "The coaches of both teams know us well so they will be prepared. We will need a good performance playing these two back-to-back."
The Cardinals (18-6) enter the weekend ranked No. 30 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Most recently, Louisville defeated Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown State by scores of 7-0 each in a doubleheader Wednesday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Junior Michael Lippens carries a team-best 35-8 overall singles record and is 18-3 in dual matches playing mostly at No. 6. Junior Chris Simich leads the team with a 27-10 doubles record.
Six players have already surpassed the 20-win mark in singles this season. In addition to Michael Lippens' 35-win tally, Chris Simich(26), Alex Gornet (25), Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (22), Van Damrongsi (21) and Albert Wagner (21)are among the team's leaders in singles victories.
Up Next: The Cardinals will prepare for the American Athletic Conference Championship which will be held April 18-20 at Memphis.