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Men's tennis adds Victor Cornea for 2013 season

Cornea ranked #126 in International Tennis Federation junior rankings

September 18, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee men's tennis head coach Jimmy Borendame announced the addition of Victor Cornea for the spring season on Wednesday. Cornea, a 6'5" left-hander from Sibiu, Romania, will join the Blue Raiders for the 2013 spring season.

"We're extremely excited about the addition of Victor," said Borendame. "His rankings and results show that he can play at the highest level of college tennis. With his 6-5 frame and being left-handed, he has the game style and upside to be an impact player at the top of our lineup in both singles and doubles."

Cornea is currently ranked No. 126 as a junior by the International Tennis Federation and is the highest-ranked player to join the Blue Raider program during Borendame's tenure. He has been the No. 1 player in Romania and has been in the top-three in Romania for his junior career. Cornea has also earned ATP tour points in doubles. In August of 2011, Cornea won the Wilson-Tivoli Trophy championship in Timisoara, Romania and did not drop a set in the tournament. Cornea has also played in the Orange Bowl International and Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in Florida for the last six years. He has been coached by Marius Vecerdea and Cosmin Malanga.

"We feel Victor can continue to push the limits of the program and continue our quest to improve Middle Tennessee's national ranking and win Sun Belt titles," Borendame added.

The Blue Raiders open their fall season on Friday, September 21 with the Dale Short Shootout at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. A select group of players will play in the UVA Plus One Invitational hosted by Virginia this weekend as well. 

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