DENTON, Texas- The University of Denver men's tennis Sun Belt Conference Semifinal against South Alabama has been postponed until Saturday, due to rain in the Denton area. First serve is set for 1 p.m. MT.
DU earned the No. 1 seed for the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Championship. South Alabama is the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
The No. 48 Pioneers, who finished the regular season with a 12-8 mark, are seeking their first league championship during their final year of competition in the SBC. DU has finished runner-up three times under sixth-year head coach Danny Westerman, who has led DU to an 81-51 mark and a pair of NCAA Tournaments.
The Pioneers roll into the SBC championship having won nine of their last 10 matches. DU beat San Diego State (6-1), UC Santa Barbara (4-3) and UC Irvine (5-2) in its last three outings. Westerman challenged the Pioneers with a tough schedule and all eight of DU's losses came against ranked opponents.
"This is the right time to be peaking," Westerman said. "We are on a good streak right now and we are very excited for the tournament. We have one goal in mind, and that is to win it."
Yannick Weihs (Guntramsdorf, Austria) and Max Krammer (Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) lead DU with 12 singles wins each, while Enej Bonin (Koper, Slovenia) has 11 wins and Jens Vorkefeld (Ostercappeln, Germany) has 10 wins. Krammer was named Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week on Feb. 29.
Bonin and Vorkefeld are 11-4 in doubles, while Biasion and Krammer have seven wins.
"I think we have great depth," Westerman added. "Our greatest strength is that we can win at every position and we can play every type of game."
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Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Championship Seeds
2. Middle Tennessee (53)
3. Louisiana-Lafayette (70)
4. South Alabama
5. Florida Atlantic
7. Western Kentucky