head coach Eric Toth and Xavier will honor Andy Caress and his foundation on Saturday.
Jan. 25, 2013
CINCINNATI - The Xavier men's tennis team, riding a modest two-match winning streak, will host Detroit beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday night at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club. The team will honor the memory of former Cincinnati native Andy Caress.
The Musketeers (2-1) will be wearing a special shirt to honor Caress and his foundation, the Andy Caress Melanoma Foundation, which is dedicated to the prevention of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, through awareness, education and support of research to find a cure.
Caress, a native of Cincinnati and former Coastal Carolina standout, passed away from the disease at the age of 24 in August 2010. More information about his foundation can be found on his website (http:// http://www.andycaress.org)
In their last two matches Xavier, which was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic 10 on Friday, has defeated Cleveland State (5-2) and IUPUI (7-0) after dropping the season opener to No. 4 Ohio State.
Mesa Mei remains unbeaten on the season and sports three straight-set victories at No. 2 singles to open his junior campaign. Mei is 13-4 this year when playing in a singles match.
Three other Musketeers have 2-1 records heading in the match with the Titans (0-4). Junior Jimmy Roebker's only loss came to the top-ranked player in the nation while freshman Zach Mueck and senior Brandon MacDonald have recorded back-to-back victories.
Head coach Eric Toth has varied his doubles line up with six combinations seeing action. Two of those teams have won straight matches.