Vikings Set To Face FIU & Barry On Spring Break Trip

Vikings Set To Face FIU & Barry On Spring Break Trip

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State women's tennis team will close out its non-league slate this week, taking on FIU and Barry on its annual Spring Break Trip to Florida.

Tuesday, March 13 | @ FIU | 1:00 p.m.
FIU Tennis Courts | 11200 SW 8th St. | Miami, Fla. | 33165

Wednesday, March 14 | @ Barry | 3:00 p.m.
Buccaneer Tennis Center | 11300 NE 2nd Ave. | Miami Shores, Fla. | 33161

Last Time Out…
The Vikings dropped a hard fought 4-3 match to Akron, dropping just their seventh match all-time when playing in the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion. All three of Cleveland State's points came from the singles lineup, as Isabella Spindler (No. 1), Aleksandra Golawska (No. 3) and Jana Schober (No. 4) posted victories against the Zips.

Golawska Adds To Career Win Total
With a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Akron last time out, senior Aleksandra Golawska added to her career win total, and is now in sole possession of ninth place on the CSU Singles Wins List with 63 career victories. Golawska, who has won five out of her last six matches, stands at 11-9 overall this year and owns a 5-6 mark this spring. Golawska is one of just 10 Vikings all-time to eclipse 60 career wins, and is six wins shy of moving into eighth place on the CSU Singles Wins List.

Schober Enters Roadtrip On Five-Match Winstreak
Senior Jana Schober enters the Spring Break Trip on a five-match winstreak, owning a 5-1 singles record this spring. Schober, who missed six matches due to injury earlier this year, owns the team's longest active winstreak. Entering Tuesday's match at Barry, Schober has 41 career wins, and is just nine wins shy of becoming the 15th Viking all-time to reach 50 career wins. 

Closing Out Non-League Play
This week's matches against FIU and Barry will mark the last two non-league contests for the Vikings this season, as Cleveland State will begin its nine-match Horizon League slate when the Vikings return to Cleveland next week. So far this season, the Vikings own a 4-8 record against non-league opponents, with all four wins coming over the last six matches.

Head Coach Brian Etzkin
Brian Etzkin is in his 16th year at the helm of the Vikings, owning a 203-193 dual match record. During his tenure, Etzkin has guided Cleveland State to three Horizon League Regular Season titles and three Horizon League Championship match appearances.

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Scouting The Panthers
FIU enters Tuesday's contest ranked No. 43 in the nation, and has the fourth-ranked singles player and ninth-ranked doubles team according to the latest Oracle/ITA Rankings. The Panthers currently stand at 6-1 on the season, and have won five straight matches. 

This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

Scouting The Buccaneers
Barry enters Wednesday's match as the No. 2 ranked team in Division II, and has a perfect 12-0 record this season. The Buccaneers have three wins over ranked Division II teams, while they also have a pair of wins over Division I opponents Stetson and Georgetown. Last season, Barry won the Division II National Championship, posting a perfect 30-0 record on the season.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams.