Flushing, N.Y.--Georgia State senior
Victor Valente, the first men's tennis student-athlete in school history to
earn an invite to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships,
fell in his first match of the consolation round 6-1, 6-0 on Friday to No.
67-ranked Matija Pecotic (Princeton).
finishes up play at the prestigious tournament after he battled the No. 1-ranked
Henrique Cunha (Duke), losing narrowly by a 7-5, 6-3 score on Thursday. Valente
concludes his schedule after one of the most successful fall seasons in Georgia
State men's tennis history.
earned an at-large bid by reaching the singles championship at the ITA
Southeast Regional Championships in October. He defeated two nationally-ranked
opponents in No. 84-ranked Michael Alford (Florida) 6-1, 6-1 and No. 30-ranked
Juan Spir (Georgia Tech) 7-6 (3), 6-4 during the tournament.
has amassed nine wins so far this fall. He won the singles title in the blue
draw at the Georgia Southern Championships on Oct. 7. He defeated four
opponents, including teammate Robert Schulze in the championship match, to earn
eventually took the singles consolation title at the National Indoor
Intercollegiate Championships, defeating the No. 35-ranked Peter Kobelt (Ohio
State) 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the finals.
Georgia State men's tennis team, led by first-year head coach Joerg Barthel,
begins preparations for the spring dual-match season. The team has already
released its spring schedule here. Visit the men's tennis page on
GeorgiaStateSports.com for updates on the team's offseason as it prepares for
the 2012-13 spring slate.