Who Does Number Two Work For?

Georgia's men's tennis team is currently 27-0 and are the top ranked team in the nation. This Saturday the take on Notre Dame in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Championships in Palo Alto, California. One of the top players on the Bulldog's roster is Luis Flores. The sophomore from Xalapa, Mexico is currently ranked 19th in the nation. Since moving to the number 2 singles positon, Luis is 14-0. The Dawgs have won 4 NCAA Championships already and Luis tells me they can win number 5.


Dave McMahon -- This Saturday, Georgia faces Notre Dame in the Round of 16, how much do you know about them?

Luis Flores -- They are a real good team. They just upset Texas A&M. The top of their lineup is really good.

DM -- You played at the number 1 singles for awhile, but since moving to number 2 you are undefeated, which place do you feel more comfortable?

LF -- It doesn't matter. You don't think about that when you play... you just go out there and play and do your best.

DM -- What are your strengths?

LF -- My forehand is really good. Also, when my serve is working it is hard to beat me.

DM -- You seem to be very vocal when you play, does that help you?

LF -- I have always been like that. Sometimes when I am down, I yell a lot and that pumps me up.

DM -- Last year as a freshman, you had to sit out due to a NCAA rule, how hard was it for you to sit and not play for an entire year?

LF -- It was very hard and there was nothing I can do about it. Although, I did gain some valuable experience practicing with the team and I learned a lot.

DM -- When you played Junior Tennis, you made it to the Quarterfinals in Wimbledon and the Round of 16 in the US Open and French Open and now you are in the NCAA Championships, do you like these pressure settings?

LF -- I feel good about it. The bigger the setting the better.

DM -- Thank you and good luck in the rest of the NCAA's?

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