Seniors Slim Hamza and Cedric Willems have been elected to serve as the men’s tennis team captains for the 2014/2015 season. Hamza will serve as the team’s captain after receiving the most team votes, while Willems will serve as vice-captain.
“Slim and Cedric will do a fantastic job,” said head men’s tennis coach Roeland Brateanu. “Both have an outstanding record in the classroom and on the tennis court and their extensive experience will help them lead our team.”
Tunisian Davis Cup team member Slim Hamza enters his last year at the U and hopes to make it his most successful year yet. He currently sits on a national ranking of No. 51, and for the 2nd time in his career, Hamza will compete in the main draw at the All-American Championships next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hamza has career singles wins over every Pac-12 school and has been ranked as high as No. 34 in the nation.
“I’m honored to have been selected by my teammates to serve as their captain,” said Hamza. “I take this responsibility very serious and will do anything in my power to make this a special and memorable season. One for all, and all for one!”
Cedric Willems enters his third year as a Ute after competing for one year at Clemson. He is a former Dutch Junior National Indoor Champion and has competed for the Utes mainly at the No’s. 4-6 singles positions. Willems teamed up with roommate Slim Hamza last year to compete at No. 1 doubles.