CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State men's tennis team will play its final two matches of the regular season this weekend, traveling to DePaul and Green Bay for a weekend roadswing.
Saturday, April 22 | @ DePaul | 7:15 p.m. EST
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness | 1320 W. Fullerton Ave. | Chicago, Ill. | 60614
Sunday, April 23 | @ Green Bay | 3:00 p.m. EST
Western Racquet Club | 2500 S. Ashland Ave. | Green Bay, Wis. | 54304
Last Time Out…
The Vikings dropped a 6-1 contest at Youngstown State last Saturday, with senior Andre Mick picking up the lone singles victory with a 5-7, 7-6 (2), ret. decision at the No. 6 spot. This marked the second straight singles win for Mick, as he also posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Denison on Senior Day. Mick, who has played sparingly in the singles lineup this spring, now owns a 2-1 record during dual match play.
The Final Stretch
This weekend's matches mark the final two contests of the spring season for the Vikings, including a crucial Horizon League match against the Phoenix. Entering the weekend, the Vikings are currently tied for fifth place in the league standings, with the top six teams earning an invitation to next weekend's Horizon League Tournament.
Radosevic Closing In On 50 Career Singles Wins
Junior Mirko Radosevic enters the final stretch of regular season play closing in on 50 career singles victories, currently owning 47 career wins. With three more singles victories this spring, Radosevic would become the 12th Viking all-time to reach the 50-win milestone, and the first since the 2014-15 season.
Head Coach Brian Etzkin
Brian Etzkin is in his 15th year at the helm of the Vikings, owning a 216-155 dual match record. Etzkin has guided the Vikings to five Horizon League Tournament titles and five trips to the NCAA Tournament during his tenure. Etzkin recorded his 200th career victory with the men's team last spring, becoming just the second active Horizon League men's tennis coach to achieve the feat.
Scouting The Blue Demons
DePaul enters the weekend with a 13-9 overall record this season, including a perfect 8-0 mark when playing at home. DePaul has won two straight matches heading into the weekend, and will take on Marquette prior to Saturday's matchup against the Vikings.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams under head coach Brian Etzkin.
Scouting The Phoenix
Green Bay enters the weekend with a 7-8 overall record and a 4-1 mark against league opponents. The Phoenix are currently tied for second in the league standings and will face Youngstown State prior to Sunday's matchup against the Vikings.
This will be the 22nd meeting between the two teams over the last 15 seasons, with Green Bay owning a slight 11-10 advantage in the overall series.