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.
• 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.
• 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.