Season Ends In NCAA Opening Round For ECU Duo

Colin Roller

May 23, 2013

NCAA Tennis Central

URBANA, Ill. - The East Carolina men's tennis doubles team of junior Joran Vliegen and freshman Colin Roller concluded their season Thursday with a 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 1-6 loss to Georgia Tech's Juan Spir and Vikram Hundal in the opening round of the NCAA Championships.

Vliegen and Roller, ranked 62nd by the ITA, became the first duo in ECU history to compete in the national championships and wound up with a 17-1 record this spring.

Vliegen and Roller took the opening set, 6-4, before Spir and Hundal, ranked 10th by the ITA, outlasted the ECU tandem in the second set and then easily won the third stanza to advance at the Khan Tennis Complex at the University of Illinois. Spir and Hundal improved to 19-5 on the season.