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Men's Tennis

UTSA earns No. 4 seed for C-USA Championships

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA men's tennis has earned the No. 4 seed and will face host Charlotte on Friday at 1 p.m. CT in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Championships. 
The Roadrunners completed the 2021 season with a 13-7 record, flirting with a top-50 ranking midway through the season and earning a 7-1 record at home. UTSA has won three of its last four matches heading into the postseason, with the lone setback coming on Tuesday at No. 47 Oregon. 
UTSA will be searching to advance to the semifinals on Saturday at 11 a.m. in a matchup of the winner of No. 1 seed Middle Tennessee and No. 8 seed UAB. The winner will then face the top-of-the-bracket winner on Sunday at 10 a.m, with No. 2 ODU, No. 7 Rice, No. 3 FAU and No. 6 Southern Miss making up that field. 
UTSA has been paced by all-conference caliber seasons from several Roadrunners, including senior Juri Reckow (Hamburg, Germany) and junior Joao Ceolin (Palotina, Brazil), with the pair each owning 12-3 records in singles. 
UTSA's double grouping of Javier Gonzalez (San Fernando, Chile) and freshman Garrett Skelly (The Woodlands, Texas) has posted a 12-2 record overall. Ceolin and Sebastian Rodriguez (Trujillo, Peru) own a 7-1 mark – all on line 1 – in doubles, with Ceolin combining over four pairings to earn 10 doubles points. 
The Roadrunners have totaled a 59-36 (.621) mark in singles and a 32-17 (.653) record in doubles as a team. UTSA's winning percentage in singles is the tops in program history – edging the 81-51 (.613) mark from the 2005 season. In doubles, UTSA's .653 winning percentage is the second-best in program history, just shy of a 41-19 (.683) record in 2015. 
This marks the second straight C-USA Championships format that has seen the Roadrunners open its run with a match against the host school. In 2018-19, UTSA took eventual champion Middle Tennessee to the wire in a 4-3 loss in the opener. The Roadrunners are in search of their first NCAA Tournament appearance since winning the 2015 C-USA Championships with wins over Southern Miss, Old Dominion and Rice in Norfolk, Va. 
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