The Golden Hurricane will match up against the Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday
Juniors Japie De Klerk and Clifford Marsland earn first-team all-conference honors in singles play, while Marsland and sophomore Alejandro Espejo snare first-team accolades in doubles
April 22, 2013, Issue #34
The Golden Hurricane falls in conference tournament finals for only second time in past eight years
The Golden Hurricane advances to its eighth straight title match
TULSA - A returning letterwinner . . . earned all C-USA Singles Second Team honors in his first season . . . owns a 24-9 singles record and a 14-9 doubles record . . . lost in the semifinals of the 2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Courts in Orlando, Fla., and defeated No. 9-16 and No.7 seeds to reach the semifinals.
FRESHMAN (2012-13) - Went 17-5 in his first season with Tulsa . . . defeated No.116 Clay Thompson of UCLA . . . enjoyed a 12-match win streak . . . helped TU to a 4-3 win over No. 38 Texas Tech by winning the last match.
PRIOR TO TULSA - Was ranked as high as No. 233 in the ITF Junior rankings . . . advanced to the quarterfinals of the VI ITF Jr. Benicarlo in 2012 . . . was a quarterfinalist at the Sanxenxo International Junior Tournament in 2012 and a semifinalist in 2011.
PERSONAL - Major is arts and sciences . . . son of Vicente Bautista Valle and Rosario Enrique Diaz-Pintado . . . has one brother, David . . . favorite TV show is "Lost".
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