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Kick Aces Two-Peat and Qualify for the Men's Tri-Level Nationals!

4.5 Tri-Level Team Kick Aces

It's deja vu all over again!

MSU Men's 4.5 Tri-Level Team Kick Aces, captained by Adel Elsekhily, produced an impressive seasonal win, with team scores nearly identical to the 2016 season!

Their first stop was Maywood Tennis Club on January 14th, where they competed against Bergen County Team He, captained by Bin He. It was a highly entertaining and competitive match, with both teams exhibiting tremendous shot-making skills. However, the Kick Aces prevailed with a team score of 1-0, which resulted in them qualifying for the Sectional Championships the following weekend.

The Sectionals were held on January 21-22 at Lifetime Athletic Club in White Plains NY, nearby USTA Eastern's headquarters, and there the Kick Aces were up against some serious competition from the top teams in the Northern, Southern, Western and Long Island Sections. However, true to form, they came away with a team win of 4-0!

Interestingly, their 2016 Regional and Sectional team scores were 1-0 and 3-1 respectively! Coincidence, or the result of hard work? We know the answer!

Now it's on to the National Championships, which will be held on March 17-19 in Indian Wells, CA at the site of the BNP Paribas Open, which will be in progress that same week! What a treat!

Congratulations to the team! We wish the MSU Kick Aces success at the Nationals, and we also congratulate everyone who competed. See you next season!