Alex Bucewicz Named C-USA Player of the Week
March 30, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Senior Alex Bucewicz (Melbourne, Australia) was named the Conference USA Men's Tennis player of the week after winning his No. 2 singles match to clinch a 4-3 victory over Georgia State on Sunday. Bucewicz clinched the Tiger victory with a thrilling third set tiebreaker, 13-11. All four Memphis points in that match were singles victories from the Tiger senior class.
The Tigers are the No. 68 ranked team in the country in the latest poll released on March 29th. Memphis is 9-9 on the season and 3-1 in Conference USA play.
A three-time member of the Conference USA academic honor roll, Bucewicz is one of two Tigers to have already posted 10 singles wins this season. This is Bucewicz's second weekly honor of the season and the fourth of his career. The Melbourne, Australia native is now 10-8 in singles on the season, including a 5-1 mark at No. 2 and a 5-7 mark at No. 1, and is 6-4 in his last 10 matches. Bucewicz and fellow senior Marten Tamla are 6-6 at No. 2 doubles on the season. For his career, Bucewicz is 80-39 in singles and 60-33 in doubles. He is on pace to graduate this May with a degree in Health and Human Performance.
The Tigers will next return home for an Apr. 6th match against Southeast Louisiana. That match will be played at the U of M Varsity Courts located on the corner of Echles and Spottswood. Admission is free.