Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller are the first Pirates to compete at NCAA Tennis Championships
Vliegen becomes first player in school history to be named All-Conference USA First Team
ECU finishes the season with an overall record of 16-6
Pirates advance to face top-seeded Tulsa Friday in the quarterfinals
ECU junior earns third weekly honor of his career
Fall 2011: 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. 2010-11: 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 ... Intended major is business.
Coach Heinchon on Joran Vliegen: "Joran is very tall, fast, and can hit the ball as hard as anyone in the country. He really has it all and this summer he worked hard not only on his physical game but his mental one as well. When they are both flowing there aren't many people who can play with him. Joran will have a tough spring as he will be mostly playing other teams' best guys, but I believe he will embrace the experience."