Florida Tech Men’s Tennis Signs Two In Early Period

By  //  December 4, 2013

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Hewitt reached third round of qualifying at National British Tour

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech’s head men’s tennis coach Bill Macom announced the signings of Ben Hewitt and Ivan Shapovalov to national letters of intent during the early signing period.

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A United Kingdom native, Hewitt was part of the Sussex Downs College team that won the Tier Two Regional Premier League Championship. He captained the team and was an undefeated 8-0 in singles and doubles play.

A United Kingdom native, Hewitt was part of the Sussex Downs College team that won the Tier Two Regional Premier League Championship. He captained the team and was an undefeated 8-0 in singles and doubles play. He reached the third round of qualifying at a national British Tour event in 2013. Last season, Hewitt reached the regional championships twice and the semifinals three times.

HEWITT REACHED THIRD ROUND OF QUALIFYING AT NATIONAL BRITISH TOUR

“We are very excited to have Ben joining the Florida Tech tennis family. Ben has shown great determination by excelling on the tennis court as well as in the classroom. Coach Macom and myself believe that Ben has the potential to impact our lineup and team from the minute he steps onto campus.” – Andrew Veeder

“We are very excited to have Ben joining the Florida Tech tennis family,” said second year assistant coach Andrew Veeder and Macom. “Ben has shown great determination by excelling on the tennis court as well as in the classroom. Coach Macom and myself believe that Ben has the potential to impact our lineup and team from the minute he steps onto campus.”

Shapovalov intends to major in premedical biology. A 5-10 left-hander, Shapovalov held a 4.0 grade point average at Lviv Ukrainian Private Gymnasium.

“Ivan will make an immediate impact on our team,” Macom and Veeder said. “He has done extremely well in his studies and we believe that he will be ready to compete in one of the strongest Division II conferences in the nation.”

Florida Tech men’s tennis ranks 10th in the South Region and begins its spring campaign on Feb. 4 at Barry at 2 p.m. For full coverage of FIT tennis, please visit FloridaTechAthletics.com, the official home of Florida Tech athletics.


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