Jan. 8, 2014
The Rice Men's Tennis team will get an early start on the 2014 spring season when they join with four other teams on Thursday in the opening round of the UCF Quad Tournament at the UCF Tennis Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Rice will join TCU, Indiana, Louisville, The Citadel and host UCF in the event, which will not feature any team scoring, but will allow the teams an early chance to get back on the courts after the holiday break and in advance of the opening of the dual season next weekend when the Owls host Texas and LSU.
"I am really excited to get the team on the court and back into competition," Rice head coach Efe Ustundag said. "This format allows us to get all nine singles players and four doubles teams in action. Everyone came back in great shape and they are all looking forward to four days of good matches in great weather. This is a great way to get the team ready for a very tough pair of dual matches next weekend. "
The Owls will welcome a new addition to the team this weekend in Orlando as freshman Henrik Munch has joined the team for the second semester. Munch, who is from Geneva, Switzerland, trained last fall in Weston, Florida.
"We are excited to have Henrik is join us," Ustundag said. "He is a very solid tennis player who didn't play too many international tournaments as a junior. He has spent the last few months training with Nick Saviano in Florida and we all feel that he will be a great asset to our team. We are looking forward to get him on the court and get him adjusted as quickly as possible."
Munch replaces senior Philipp Seifert on the roster. Seifert elected to graduate in December after receiving a job offer from the Deutsche Bank Group.
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