Tigers wait to see if they can vault over the Bulls in the ITA standings for top-seed in conference tourney.
Tigers improve to 12-4 on the season.
Hosts two ranked conference opponents this weekend.
Tigers closing regular season at home next week.
Tigers earn 10th win of the spring on the road at Louisville.
After their very successful 2012-13 season, the Memphis men's tennis team was awarded with their C-USA Championship rings.
For the first time in the programs history, the men's tennis team has a strength and conditioning coach and he's already made a big impact on the team. Meet the team's strength coach Corey Smith for the first time right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
Memphis men's tennis vs No. 12 Pepperdine in the NCAA Final 16 in Urbana, Ill., on May 16, 2013.
Fall 2013: Started his senior season on a strong note going 4-2 in his first 6 matches in singles play ... Won three matches at the Virginia Ranked +1 Invitational in Charlottesville, VA ... Advanced to the round of 32 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Knoxville, TN with a win over Dujovne (Purdue) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 ... Posted a 4-6 singles record during the fall and went 0-1 versus ranked opponents ... Went 2-4 in doubles play as he teamed up with three other Tiger teammates ... Reached the round of 16 at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals as he and David O'Leary defeated the tandem of Peacey/Saunders 8-4 (Chattanooga).
Spring 2013: Named Second Team All-Conference in doubles with doubles partner Connor Glennon after the duo went 9-9 in doubles, including a 6-7 mark at No. 1 and a 2-2 mark at No. 2 doubles...Won his last match when teamed with Glennon in the C-USA championship match, winning 8-4...Glennon then suffered a wrist injury and De Zutter teamed with David O'Leary through the three NCAA tournament matches...The duo was tied at 7-7 against BYU when the doubles point was decided, and led 7-5 against Ole Miss when that point was decided...The tandem finally got to close out a match, and a win, in the NCAA Round of 16 match against Pepperdine 8-5, at No. 3...Was in the singles lineup for three matches, including the NCAA First Round match against BYU, but did not get to finish any of those matches before the team result was decided...Closed his junior year with a 5-7 mark in singles and a 12-13 mark in doubles play with four different partners.
Fall 2012: Went 4-6 in singles competition ... Opened the fall reaching the third place consolation match of the Virginia Invitational, falling short to Andrew Gores (UNC) 5-7, 6-4, 1-6 ... Defeated Michael Lippens (Louisville) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 along the way ... Won back-to-back matches at the ITA Men's All-American Championships, defeating Oliver Anderson (Sacramento State) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 and Taylor Patrick (Tennessee) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 ... Dominated a match against Colin Bernier (Dayton) at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships winning 6-0, 6-0 ... Teamed up with Johnny Grimal in doubles and went 2-3 overall ... Won 8-6 against VCU in the quarterfinals and 8-3 against Weigel/Paez (NC State) in the consolation semifinals of the Virginia Invitational...Lost in the consolation finals of the Silver draw to the North Carolina team of Hess-Oleson and Vick, 9-8 (5).
Spring 2012: Saw action in three matches, going 1-1 in singles and 2-0 in doubles ... Defeated Tyler Jeffers of Murray State, 6-1, 6-2 ... Teamed with Leon Nasemann to defeat UNC Greensboro's Cameron Smith and Jimmy Roueche, 8-5 ... Joined David Henry at No. 2 doubles to beat 65th-ranked UAB's Danny Manlow and Daniel Moser, 8-6.
Fall 2011: Played in nine singles matches and finished with a 7-2 record ... Started the season with three-straight wins in the MTSU Dale Short Shootout ... Won first three matches at the UTC Steve Baras Classic over Alexey Kovalenka, Louis Theodor and Juan Carlos Acuna Gerard ... Opened the Crimson Tide Fall Championships with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 win over Danny Manlow of UAB before dropping the last two matches ... Teamed with David Henry to finish the fall with a 5-2 doubles record ... The tandem won all three matches at the Dale Short Shooutout in their strongest showing of the fall.
Spring 2011: Finished his freshman season with an 11-4 record at the No. 2, No. 5, and No. 6 singles positions...went 7-3 at the No. 6 spot...had a conference win over Southern Miss.
Fall 2010: Compiled a 7-5 mark overall in singles...Kicked off his career by defeating Jorge Suarez of USF, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the round of 64 and Trey Walston of Alabama by the same score in the round of 32 of the Division III singles draw at the Southern Intercollegiates...Fell to Wofford's Paul Bartholomy, 6-2, 7-6 (3), in the quarterfinals...Won four in a row to reach the draw finals at the Steve Baras Classic...Upended opponents from Campbell, Jacksonville State, Lee University (Tenn.) and Kennesaw State...Ultimately, fell to UNC-Greensboro's Zack Reece, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, in the finals...finished with a 1-2 mark at the Louisville Winter Invitational, with a victory against Butler's Chris Herron, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)... never failed to reach the quarterfinals in three tournaments of doubles competition...with Joan Marc Grimal-Ferrer, reached the semifinals of the Steve Baras Classic before losing to Samford's Carson Kadi and Garrison Laduca, 8-1...teamed with K.C. Griffin to go 2-1 at the Crimson Tide Fall Championships, ultimately fading in the quarterfinals to 44th-ranked Indiana's duo of Stephen Vogl and Josh MacTaggart, 9-7.
Prior to Memphis: Former national doubles champion in Belgium ... He has several wins against top 1,000-ranked ITF juniors ... Has worked with Carl Maes, the former coach of Kim Clijsters, and Stefan Wauters who was ATP 150.
Personal: Birthday is January 27...Son of Marnix De Zutter and Caroline Heyde...Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Julie...Graduating in May of 2014...Outside of tennis, enjoys spending time with friends and watching movies, loves paintball and fast cars...Fun Fact: "I speak four languages."