Joran Vliegen Named C-USA Athlete-of-the-Month
Dec. 5, 2012
IRVING, Texas - After winning both singles and doubles titles at the "Big Jim" Russell Memorial Invitational at North Carolina earlier this season, East Carolina junior Joran Vliegen has been named Conference USA Men's Tennis Athlete-of-the-Month for November.
Vliegen captured the Blue Flight title at the "Big Jim" Russell Memorial Invitational at North Carolina with a pair of three-set victories. He first defeated Virginia Tech's Luca Oliveria, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, followed by eliminating North Carolina's William Parker, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Vliegen teamed with freshman Colin Roller to win their doubles flight by earning two victories against North Carolina and one from Virginia Tech. The defeated Andrew Gores/William Parker of UNC, 8-6, and collected an 8-3 win over Andrew Gores/Stuart DePaolo. They ended tournament action with an 8-5 win over VT's Marko Lourinovic/Lucas Oliveria.