Men's Tennis: Anthony Rossi Named SEC Player of the Week
April 3, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior Anthony Rossi was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after becoming just the 15th player in the University of Kentucky tennis program to collect 100-career singles wins.
Rossi went 2-0 on the weekend, claiming two straight-set wins over No. 69 Jarryd Botha of Alabama on Friday and No. 34 Andreas Mies of Auburn on Sunday afternoon in the Wildcats 4-1 win. Rossi with the win has won six-consecutive SEC matches, with all of his decisions coming against ranked singles opponents.
"For players and coaches and many people who know the game, 100 wins is a very special mark to hit and it is extremely difficult to accomplish. I think this is a great reflection of his consist he has been in his career and how he has continued to battle every time he steps on the court. I know it was especially special for him to be able to do it in front of his parents, who are here from France this week. We are all very proud of him on reaching this historic accomplishment."
Rossi's 100th win moves him into elite company, as he joins the likes of Eric Quigley, Alex Musialek and more historic legends in UK history to break the 100-win mark. Rossi now stands 100-31 in his singles NCAA career, boasting a win percentage of .768, one of the best in the game today.
The Wildcats will set their sights this weekend back on Southeastern Conference action, traveling to Nashville for a clash with No. 14 Vanderbilt on the road. Match time on Saturday, April 6 is at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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