Vliegen Earns C-USA Weekly Accoalde
Feb. 8, 2011
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina freshman Joran Vliegen has been named the Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week after an undefeated week. Vliegen earned his first accolade, as he was 4-0 last week against Mount Olive and George Washington.
The Maaseik, Belgium rookie competed in the No. 3 and 4 spots in singles play and at the No. 1 court in doubles action. He posted a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mount Olive's Yoann Pham Won at No. 3 singles and helped East Carolina to the 7-0 sweep in the match.
Playing alongside Jaroslav Horvath in doubles play, the tandem cruised through their Mount Olive match, 8-3, and continued to roll, downing George Washington's top pair of Ugur Atalay and Erik Hannah, 8-5, for the Pirates' lone doubles win of the match. In singles play, he defeated Christopher Kushma on the No. 4 court, 6-2, 6-3.
In dual matches this season, Vliegen is 4-0 in both singles and doubles overall and has helped East Carolina to a 4-1 start to the year. In addition to being a first for Vliegen, its also the first for East Carolina since Felipe Fonseca took the honor on Jan. 25, 2005.