No. 57 Olivares selected to compete in NCAA singles championship

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2008) - The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee has selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships. Junior Enrique Olivares (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) received an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA singles championship hosted by the University of Tulsa which begins on May 21.

 

Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championships will be awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players.  For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee will apply the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences.

 

All matches shall be the best of three sets.  Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.

 

The 57th-ranked Olivares is 22-5 on the season with victories over No. 43 Austen Childs of Louisville, No. 53 Ryan Preston of Vanderbilt and No. 35 Kaden Hensel of Tennessee.

 

Olivares also helped lead the Bucs to their second straight Atlantic Sun conference tournament championship as well as their second straight NCAA appearance. He was named the 2008 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year as well as being named the Tournament MVP for the second consecutive year.

 

He joins head coach Yaser Zaatini as only the second-ever men's tennis player to be selected for the NCAA singles championships.

 

For more information on the 2008 NCAA Men's Tennis Championship visit www.ETSUBucs.com or Tulsa Athletics.

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