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Hriciste joins Tennis Governors for 2011-12

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Tennis

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis program has added Michal Hriciste, of Zlin, Czech Republic, as it second signee for the 2011-12 roster, head coach Malik Tabet has announced.

A talented athlete, Hriciste fielded offers in both tennis and golf, opting to play for Tabet and the Govs in the upcoming season. He brings a strong tennis pedigree to the table, as his sister, Linda Hricistova, is set to begin her senior season at Illinois-Chicago where she plays No. 6 singles and No. 1 doubles.

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“He’s a talented kid,” Tabet said. “I was very impressed, right off the bat, with how well he strikes the ball. He’s a great addition to the middle of our lineup and I hope to see him make an impact to our program.”

The Govs are looking to reload after a terrific season which saw them finish second in the OVC and advance to the OVC Tournament championship match. Already Tabet has added Aleksas Tverijonas, of Lithuania, to aid returning All-OVC picks Jasmin Ademovich and Sean Bailey.

Hriciste brings valuable experience from various International Tennis Federation events in Eastern Europe. In fact, he had opening-round wins the 2007 ProSigma Open and the 2007 ITF Zilina Junior Open.


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