Vliegen Named C-USA Men's Tennis Athlete-Of-The-Week

Joran Vliegen

March 13, 2012

IRVING, Texas - East Carolina sophomore Joran Vliegen has been named Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week. Vliegen posted a 2-0 singles and doubles record at the No. 1 position, extending his unbeaten singles streak to nine matches.

He picked up straight-set victories over David Orces of The Citadel, 6-4, 6-2, and Charlotte's Jack Williams, 7-6, 6-1. In doubles play, he teammed with Niels Cleeren to defeat Orces and Peter Bleach of The Citadel, 8-4, and Charlotte's Alex Calott and Williams, 8-5. This is his first Athlete-of-the-Week honor this season and second of his career.

Vliegen and the Pirates will be back on the court on Friday, March 16, hosting Campbell in a 2:30 p.m. match at the ECU Tennis Complex.