Lynn Mourns Loss of Balzekas
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Aivaras Balzekas, a stand-out member of the Lynn University's tennis team, passed away Monday, October 10, from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Saturday, October 8.
"This is a tragic loss for the Balzekas family and for Lynn University as a whole. Aivaras was truly a gentleman and a dear friend. We will miss him very much," noted Mike Perez, head tennis coach. "He was a fighter on the court and led the team with his intense level of play."
|Aivaras Balzekas (Lynn)|
He finished the season ranked 11th in the nation in singles, holding the highest ranking on the squad. Compiling a 12-6 record in doubles, Balzekas played with two partners. The first was junior Dennis Riegraf with whom he finished 7-3 at the second and third lineup positions. Playing the last eight matches with junior Regnier Azevedo, the pair ended the season with a 5-3 record at the second position, with their most notable victory coming in an 8-3 win over Florida Southern in the NCAA South Region Championship match.
Balzekas transferred to Lynn after playing one season at NAIA tennis powerhouse Auburn-Montgomery in Alabama, where he was a member of the 2004 NAIA National Championship team.
A native of Vilnius, Lithuania, he is the son of Remigijus and Vida Balzekas.
-- Courtesy Lynn University