May 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS --- The East Carolina doubles team of Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller has been selected as one of 32 pairs to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships after receiving the automatic bid from Conference USA.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill., following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 16-21. The University of Illinois, Champaign will serve as host.
Opponents and match times will be announced at a later date.
Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championships are awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. ECU will be the lone Conference USA representative at the championships.
Roller and Vliegen posted a record of 17-0 at the No. 1 position this season. Sixteen of their victories were by multiple sets, highlight by an 8-4 victory over the 20th-ranked doubles team of Chris Cooprider and Costa Blank of UNC Wilmington.
It is the first time that an ECU doubles team has reached the NCAA Championships.