Sept. 10, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's tennis team will soon kick off their fall season with four new players and a new outlook on their program. Coaches Pawel Gajdzik and Brandon Lenfert will welcome their first Boilermaker recruiting class and a challenging fall schedule. "To win championships, you need national exposure," said Gajdzik, "we needed to change our focus to provide more opportunities to our team and we have done that."
That change of focus has led to the creation of the Purdue Invitational, iniviting the region's best competition to West Lafayette, and also to the Boilermakers attending the HEB Baylor Intercollegiate and the ITA All-American Championships, two of the most cutthroat fall tournaments. The Purdue Invitational will take place Sept. 17-19.
Gajdzik and Lenfert's newest recruited players also have national and international exposure. Three true freshman, Szymon Tatarczyk, Aaron Dujovne, Mark Kovacs, and a sophomore transfer from Virginia Commonwealth, Krisztian Krocsko, will hope their extensive ITF and ATP experience will take this program to heights. "In addition to our new players, our returning players are stronger and more experienced," commented Gajdzik, "Overall, we have big expectations, we are excited and up for the challenge."