Oct. 18, 2013
CARY, N.C. --- East Carolina senior Joran Vliegen advanced to the round of 16 at the 2013 ITA Carolina Region Championships Friday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) victory over NC State's Simon Norenius. The seventh-seeded Belgian will face Jon Ho of Wake Forest in Saturday's quarterfinals.
Vliegen also advanced in the doubles tournament, teaming with sophomore Colin Roller to defeat UNCW's duo of Santtu Leskinnen and Kaue Pereira, 8-6. The fourth-seeded Pirates will face the NC State tandem of Norenius and Parker McGuinness in the third round Saturday.
The doubles and singles regional champions will advance to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Third Round Singles
Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. Simon Norenius (NCSU) 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5)
Second Round Doubles
Joran Vliegen/Colin Roller (ECU) def. Santtu Leskinnen/Kaue Pereira (UNCW) 8-6