SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The USC Upstate men's tennis team looks to pick up its first conference road win of the season as the Spartans travel to Nashville, Tenn., for a pair of Atlantic Sun matches.
Upstate will open the weekend at Belmont Friday at 1 p.m. (CT), before closing out the weekend with a Saturday afternoon match at Lipscomb.
• Gonzalo Blanco has won seven consecutive singles matches.
• The Spartans split a pair of home matches last week as they downed FGCU (6-1), before falling to then-No. 71 Stetson, 4-3.
• Upstate picked up a 5-2 victory over No. 61 Nicholls State (Mar. 6).
• Upstate claimed a thrilling 4-3 victory over former A-Sun foe Campbell (Feb. 24).
• Ramiro Blanco claimed a pair of singles victories in Birmingham, Ala. At singles No. 1, Blanco defeated David Zimmerman (UAB), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 10-4 and Carson Kadi (Samford), 7-5, 6-2.
• Ramiro Blanco was named the A-Sun Men's Tennis Player of the Week (Feb. 1) after helping Upstate claim a 5-2 victory at Gardner-Webb in the Spartans' season opener (Jan. 26). He picked up his 54th career singles victory with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over GWU's Adam Knutsson-Sundblad at singles No. 2.