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BU men’s tennis star Vloedgraven earns repeat NCAA singles berth
Senior is among 64 players selected, will head to Stanford on May 25-30
May 5, 2011Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton men’s tennis senior Sven Vloedgraven has been selected to the NCAA Singles Championship and will compete at the event on May 25-30 at Stanford University’s Taube Tennis Center. It will be the second trip to California in the month of May for Vloedgraven, who will head to UCLA with the entire BU team for a first-round NCAA team match with the 12th-seeded Bruins on May 13.
Vloedgraven earned his second straight individual NCAA bid by being among the top-125 in the final ITA Rankings. Each conference is afforded one automatic berth for every player inside the top-125 and Vloedgraven was the lone player from the America East to qualify. In fact, he is the only player from the Northeast selected.
Ranked No. 77 in the country, Vloedgraven has won 21 consecutive matches and is 32-7 overall. He is the three-time America East Player of the Year and two-time reigning ITA Northeast Regional champion.
Last year, Vloedgraven battled food poisoning on the eve of the NCAA Championship at Georgia, and succumbed, 6-3, 6-3 to 16th-ranked Tim Puetz of Auburn in the first round of the single-elimination tournament.