Vikings Ready For #HLMTEN Tournament Play

Vikings Ready For #HLMTEN Tournament Play

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State men's tennis team's quest for its sixth Horizon League Tournament title will begin on Friday (April 28), as the Vikings are set to begin play as the No. 6 seed in this year's tournament.

HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | 2017 #HLMTEN TOURNAMENT BRACKET

The Vikings will open the Horizon League Tournament with a first round contest against No. 3 Green Bay, and a win would match them up with No. 2 Detroit Mercy in a semifinal contest on Saturday (April 29)

Horizon League First Round
Friday, April 28 | vs. No. 3 Green Bay | 11:00 a.m.
Varsity Tennis Center | 2250 S. State Street | Ann Arbor, Mich. | 48104

Horizon League Semifinals
Saturday, April 29 | vs. No. 2 Detroit Mercy | 11:00 a.m.
Varsity Tennis Center | 2250 S. State Street | Ann Arbor, Mich. | 48104

Horizon League Championship
Sunday, April 30 | vs. TBA | 11:00 a.m.
Varsity Tennis Center | 2250 S. State Street | Ann Arbor, Mich. | 48104 

***Times listed above are for outdoor matches only. In case of inclement weather, check back to CSUVikings.com for updated indoor match times.***

Follow The Vikings Live!
Viking fans that are unable to attend the 2017 Horizon League Tournament will still be able to follow the action live, as Live Scoring and Live Video will be available for all rounds of the championship. Links for both can be found on the men's tennis schedule page at CSUVikings.com.

Vikings Against The 2017 Field
Seed | 2017 Regular Season Result | Overall Record Under Etzkin | Current W/L Streak
1. Valparaiso | L, 7-0 | 8-6 | L 4
2. Detroit Mercy | L, 4-3 | 11-1 | L 1
3. Green Bay | L, 7-0 | 10-12 | L 5
4. Youngstown State | L, 6-1 | 17-7 | L 1
5. Northern Kentucky | L, 4-3 | 0-2 | L 2
6. Cleveland State 

Cleveland State In The Horizon League Tournament
The Vikings have had a lot of success in the Horizon League Tournament under head coach Brian Etzkin, capturing five tournament titles under his guidance (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013). Over the last 10 seasons the Vikings have advanced to the championship match seven times – the only school to advance to the championship match more than five times in that 10-year span. Out of the eight current Horizon League schools, Cleveland State owns the most Horizon League Regular Season (4) and Tournament titles (5).

Radosevic Closing In On 50 Career Singles Wins
Junior Mirko Radosevic enters the Horizon League Tournament 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. 

Mostardi Leads Cleveland State Singles Lineup
Freshman Nico Mostardi continues to lead the Vikings at the top of the singles lineup, owning a team-best 10 wins so far this spring after playing the entire campaign at the No. 1 spot. Mostardi, who was the only rookie to appear at the top of the singles lineup during Horizon League regular season play, is also the first Cleveland State freshman to play at No. 1 singles since the 2011-12 season. 

Head Coach Brian Etzkin
Brian Etzkin is in his 15th year at the helm of the Vikings, owning a 216-157 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.