No. 12-ranked Olivares dominates his way to A-Sun Player of the Week honors

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

MERCER, Ga. (April 1, 2009) - As he has his whole career ETSU men's tennis senior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) continued to add to his award case earning his fourth career Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week honor, the league office announced Wednesday.

 

The No. 12-ranked Olivares stayed unbeaten in A-Sun play last week making quick work of North Florida's Federico Levi, 6-1, 6-2 Friday and Jordi Ballester of Jacksonville 6-0, 6-1, Saturday. The senior captain followed both of those outstanding performances up by helping the No. 59-ranked Bucs extend its 29-match league winning streak Monday at Mercer dropping Justin Wimpee in No. 1 singles action, 6-2, 6-2. Overall, the Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela native boast a perfect 5-0 singles record in conference play and now sits with a 27-1 mark all-time against A-Sun opponents.

 

Also Olivares, along with senior teammate Alex Ahlgren (Tyreso, Sweden), currently sits with the highest doubles ranking in the A-Sun at No. 68 after winning three out of its last four duo matches.

 

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

 

For more information on the ETSU men's tennis program please visit www.ETSUBucs.com

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