by Stuart Price
The Blazers tennis team looks to frame out the 2015 season leading with the Gulf South Conference game against Lee University on Sunday in Carrollton.
Blazers tennis ended the 2014 season with a solid 13-7 overall record and 5-2 GSC to gain a national recognition finishing 14th in the rankings.
Returning players for the team are juniors Andrew Harvin, Niklas Herbring, and Joachim Schemm, along with sophomores Gereon Heitmann and Francisco Yim Kim.
Joining the team this year is sophomore Edward Nguyen, as well as freshmen Leo Blay and Ramon Weil.
The team finished last year’s season in Pensacola, Florida, after a 5-0 loss to the top ranked West Florida Argonauts.
The Blazers were able to get some off-season action in September, and four players helped the team get a picture of the season to come.
Six Blazers fared very well in the tournament with Rink, Lario, Heitmann, Nguyen and Schemm each winning two rounds and making it to the 3rd round of 32. Yim Kim was able to get to round 8 of the quarterfinals before he was defeated.
The Blazers start the 2015 season with three straight road matches against Lee University, Lynn University and Florida Tech, and will return to VSU with three home matches against Rollins College, Barry University and University of West Florida.