M. Tennis' Bertsch Ranked in Preseason by ITA
Sep 6, 2013
SKILLMAN, N.J. - San Diego State junior men's tennis player Thorsten Bertsch (Mannheim, Germany) is ranked No. 114 in the nation in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) 2013 Division I Preseason Men's Singles Rankings, the association released on Friday.
Bertsch is one of only five players from the Mountain West Conference to make the rankings, after being ranked as high as No. 112 last season. He was one of only three Aztecs to be ranked at any point during last dual season.
Bertsch earned all-Mountain West honors in both singles and doubles play last season for the Aztecs. He finished the dual season with a 16-5 singles record, with a 4-1 mark in MW play. Bertsch was 3-2 against ranked opponents and 14-2 in the No. 2 singles slot. He enters his this season with 64 total career dual-match victories at SDSU.
Bertsch and teammate Hunter Nicholas also received all-MW accolades in doubles play last season, finishing 8-10 in the No. 1 doubles slot, with a 3-1 record in conference play. The duo had a season-high three-match winning streak, and finished the regular season on a two-match winning streak.
The Aztecs begin fall practice on Sept. 18.