Men’s Tennis to Close out Regular Season at ETSU Saturday

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team will close out the 2012 regular season Saturday morning at ETSU.

The Spartans look to ruin the Bucs perfect A-Sun mark on the final day of the regular season.  The Bucs have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament, while the Spartans find themselves currently holding on to the No. 5-seed.

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Matthias Kidler owns a 13-4 mark in doubles play after winning nine of his last 10 matches (all with Ramiro Blanco).

• Upstate picked up a weekend sweep last weekend as the Spartans downed Kennesaw State and Mercer at the Upstate Tennis Complex.

• The Spartans split a pair of home matches Mar. 23-24 as they downed FGCU (6-1), before falling to then-No. 71 Stetson, 4-3.

• 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.