April 7, 2009

AIKEN, SC - The USC Aiken men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 9 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Rankings that came out today. The Pacers are also at No. 4 in the Southeast Region.

This is the highest national ranking that the Pacers have ever been in school history.

USCA is currently 13-3 this season and 4-3 in the tough Peach Belt Conference. The Pacers have won their last six matches played, dating back to the beginning of March.

Senior Bruno Seves stayed at the No. 6 spot in singles as fellow teammate senior Dagoberto Darezzo fell two spot to No. 21 in the national rankings. In the region, Seves is still No. 2 with Darezzo falling to No. 9.

Seves has gone 13-2 this season in singles, all at the top position. He is working on a six-match win streak and is 9-1 in the last ten matches played.

The PBC Player of the Week, Darezzo, is also 13-2 in singles and working on a six match win streak. He has gone 8-2 in the last ten matches. Darezzo is the winningest singles player at USC Aiken as he has a 53-23 mark.

In doubles, the duo of Darezzo and senior Edward Horne fell to No. 6 in the regional rankings. Together the pair is 10-1 this season as they have won the last six matches played.

The Pacers will hit the courts today, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. as they host Erskine at the USCA Tennis Courts. The Pacers will close out their regular season at home on Saturday, April 11 when they face PBC foe North Georgia. The match is slated for a 2:00 p.m. start time.