April 16, 2013
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina junior Joran Vliegen picked up the final Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Week award for the 2013 season. It is his first weekly honor of the season and third of his career.
Vliegen posted a combined record of 3-1 with one singles victory and two doubles wins last week. His singles win came against No. 54 Rafeal Aita of UNC Wilmington, 6-4, 6-4. Vliegen teamed with freshman Colin Roller to defeat the 20th-ranked UNCW doubles pair of Chris Cooprider and Costa Blank, 8-4. Vliegen and Roller are 15-0 at No. 1 doubles this season.
In singles, he finished the regular season at 18-1, winning his first 17 matches before suffering a three-set defeat to Fernando Guillien of Campbell last weekend.
Vliegen and his ECU teammates open the 2013 Conference USA Championships Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT against UCF at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center on University of Memphis campus.