Men's Tennis Travels to Stetson and Plays Host to Hampton This Weekend
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Men's Tennis team (2-1) will play two matches this weekend. The Eagles travel to Deland, Fla., for a 10 a.m. match with Stetson on Saturday and return to Statesboro to host Hampton at 2 p.m.
"All the way through the lineup, I think everyone has had a good week of preparation," stated Men's Tennis Head Coach Nick Zieziula. "We need everybody to continue to improve their singles play going into the weekend matches."
Georgia Southern has picked up the doubles point in all three of their matches this season. The number-one doubles team of Juan Manuel Melian Puigventos (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) and Matthijs Verdam (Hilversum, Netherlands) are 3-0 this season. Three wins have also been produced out of the number-two doubles team of Alain Garrido (Vigo, Spain) and Marco Osorio (Tegucigalpa, Honduras).
"We have focused a lot on doubles right from the start of our practices in January. I was very happy with the way things went in both of the doubles matches against Georgia State and we continued to improve things against Kennesaw State," said Zieziula. "We have worked on it again this week, and I think its a big part of the foundation of what we do."
Puigventos is the only undefeated Eagle in singles play. He picked up the Georgia Southern's singles point at Georgia State last Saturday with a 6-0, 6-0 decision. The sophomore followed that up with a 6-2, 6-1 win over the Owl's Simon Janik on Sunday.
"Juan has continued to come out everyday and work in practice to try to improve on little things in his game. He always has that approach that he has never perfected anything, even if he has played a good match. That attitude is key for us to continue to put up 'Ws' through the rest of the season," said Zieziula.
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- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Friday, 11 February 2011 16:37