Joran Vliegen
Joran Vliegen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maaselk, Belgium

High School:
St. Augustine Institute

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 155

Birthdate:
07/07/1993


05/01/2014

Joran Vliegen Named C-USA Player-of-the-Year

ECU senior earns the program's first C-USA Tennis Player of the Year honor

04/16/2014

Vliegen Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

Senior wons a 3.63 GPA as a business major and has an ITA singles ranking of No. 25

04/15/2014

Joran Vliegen Named C-USA Athlete-Of-The-Week

ECU senior picks up fourth weekly accolade of his career

01/03/2014

Trio Of Pirates Appear In First ITA Rankings

Joran Vliegan is the 23rd-ranked singles player in the country

11/07/2013

Vliegen Set To Open Play At National Indoor Championships

Belgian senior faces Oklahoma's Dane Webb in the first round Thursday at noon

As A Senior
Individual Match By Match Results
Voted Conference USA Player-of-the-Year ... Named First Team All-Conference USA ... Selected as the recipient of the ITA Carolina Region Most Improved Senior Award ... Named ECU's Most Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete ... Winner of the C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship ... Voted to the C-USA Men's Tennis All-Academic Team ... Received a final ITA Singles Ranking of No. 28 ... Became the first player in school history to compete in the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championships ... Advanced to the second round of the NCAAs ... First player in school history to win the ITA Carolina Region Singles title and became the first to compete in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships ... First ECU men's tennis player to advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships ... Named Conference USA Athlete-of-the-Month for October ... Named C-USA Athlete-of-the-Week on April 15 ... Finished the year with an overall singles record of 32-8, including a 16-4 mark dual matches ... Posted nine wins over ranked opponents, including a pair of wins over top-5 foes ... Teamed with Colin Roller to compile a 20-6 doubles record with a 14-4 dual match mark ... The duo reached the round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships and the quarterfinals of the ITA Carolina Region Championships.

As A Junior (2012-13):
Individual Match By Match
One of the first two players in school history to receive an invitation to the NCAA Championships, competing with freshman Colin Roller in the doubles tournament ... Received a final ITA ranking of No. 125 becoming the first player in school history to be included in the final ITA singles rankings ... Team All-Conference USA in singles and doubles ... Earned C-USA Men's Tennis All-Academic Team honors ... Selected Conference USA Athlete-of-the-Week for April 16 ... Teamed with Roller for a 17-0 doubles dual match record ... Tandem peaked finished at No. 64 in the ITA rankings ... Suffered their only loss of the spring in the first round of the NCAA Championships to 10th-ranked Georgia Tech duo ... Posted a 19-2 singles record at the No. 1 position ... Opened the spring season by winning his first 17 matches, including the first 12 in straight sets ... Compiled a 2-1 mark against ranked opponents ... Peaked at No. 124 in the ITA singles rankings ... Posted a 9-3 singles record and an 8-3 doubles mark during fall tournament play ... "Big Jim" Russell Invitational Blue Flight Champion ...Conference USA Athlete-of-the-Month in November ...Finished runner-up in the A1 Flight at the Elon Invitational ... Teamed with Roller to finish runner-up at A1 Doubles Flight at Elon Invitational ... Reached the third round of the ITA Carolinas Regional.

As A Sophomore (2011-12)
Individual Match By Match Results
Became the first player in school history to enter the ITA National Rankings ... Compiled a 14-6 singles record during the dual match season and 13-8 in doubles play ... Played 19 of 20 matches at the No. 1 position ... Won nine consecutive matches from Feb. 1 - March 9 ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Carolinas Regional with a 2-1 record ... Teamed with Nicolas Soriano to reach the round of 16 at the ITA Regional.

As A Freshman (2010-11)
Individual Match By Match Results
Led the Pirates with 18 victories against only seven losses during singles competition ... Recorded straight set victories in 17 matches ... Posted a 14-5 individual record in dual match play ... Registered a perfect 7-0 mark at No. 4 singles ... Opened dual match play by winning 12 of his first 13 matches ... Longest winning streak of the year was eight ... Defeated Memphis' Johnny Grimal in three sets to record a win over his lone ranked opponent of the year ... Paired with Jaroslav Horvath for a 12-8 record at No. 1 doubles ... Compiled a 4-2 record in singles play during the fall ... Teamed with Horvath to go 3-3 in doubles play ... Was 2-1 during the ECU Shootout.

High School/Junior Tennis
Graduated St. Augustine Institute in 2010 ... Ranked among the top eight players in his age category in Belgium.

Personal
Full name is Joran Vliegen ... Born July 7, 1993 in Maaseik, Belgium ... Son of Ivo Vliegen and Annick Desender ... Earned his bachelor's degree in business (Dec. 2013) before beginning pursuit of his MBA ... Four-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.