Men's Tennis To Welcome Alumni This Weekend
Sept. 29, 2011
CHICAGO - The UIC men's tennis team welcomes back the student-athletes who wore the Flames uniforms before them as the squad is playing host to a number of alumni Saturday at Noon (CT) at the Flames Tennis Courts in Chicago, Ill.
"I look forward to seeing the past players battle the current Flames members," head coach Hans Neufeld says. "It should be a competitive and fun showdown."
Among the returning players are 2008 graduate, Andy Lockhart (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central), Paul Glendenning (Rockford, Ill./Guilford), Eric Fey (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North), John Cincola (Rock Island, Ill./Alleman), Danai Sanuriwo (Mutare, Zimbabwe/Prince Edward) and Jon Schmidt (Hanover Park, Ill./Bartlett).
During Lockhart's career with the Flames he posted a 38-37 singles record, while earning a 13-4 conference doubles record and 50-32 overall record.
Glendenning was a selected to the all-Horizon League team during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. The 2005 graduate, posted a 24-29 overall singles record, while compiling a 5-2 mark in singles play against conference foes during the 2004 season.
During Fey's tenture he garnered the 2008 Herb Foster Sportmanship Award, was selected to the 2008 all-Horizon League second team, earned the most doubles wins in school history with 56 and the second-most career singles wins in UIC history with 67.
During the 2002-03 season, Cincola compiled a 8-6 singles record and 6-7 record in doubles play. He teamed up with teammate, Ken Howrey (Aurora, Ill./Aurora West) to earn the Flames their only doubles victory over Bradley.
Members of the Flames squad return to action at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional in Columbus, Ohio as Ohio State plays host to the six-day event, which is a qualifying event for the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (Nov. 3-6) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.