March 8, 2012

Spartans Set for Matches against UMBC, Longwood

Match Notes

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team will close out its non-conference slate with pair of home matches beginning Saturday as Maryland-Baltimore County visits Spartanburg for a 2 p.m. match.

Upstate will close out the non-conference schedule with a match against Longwood Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Spartan Volleys…

Ramiro Blanco has won eight consecutive singles matches.

• Upstate picked up a 5-2 victory over No. 61 Nicholls State (Mar. 6).

• Upstate claimed a thrilling 4-3 victory over former A-Sun foe Campbell (Feb. 24).

• Ramiro Blanco claimed a pair of singles victories in Birmingham, Ala.  At singles No. 1, Blanco defeated David Zimmerman (UAB), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 10-4 and Carson Kadi (Samford), 7-5, 6-2.

Matthias Kidler, Yvon Haessig and Tyler Grove dropped three-set matches at Samford (Feb. 5).

• Ramiro Blanco was named the A-Sun Men's Tennis Player of the Week (Feb. 1) after helping Upstate claim a 5-2 victory at Gardner-Webb in the Spartans' season opener (Jan. 26).  He picked up his 54th career singles victory with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over GWU's Adam Knutsson-Sundblad at singles No. 2.