For the first time in the illustrious history of the Troy University men’s tennis program, a player has been picked to represent his country on the sport’s biggest stage – the Davis Cup.
Freshman Sami Ghorbel of Sfax, Tunisia, was picked by his home country to play in the Davis Cup, as the team faced off against England in early March in Great Britain.
The Davis Cup is a team format with four singles matches and one doubles match.
“It is a great honor for Sami,” Troy head coach Eric Hayes said. “We are going to miss him in some very important matches, but we do not want to deny him this tremendous opportunity.”
Ghorbel is listed as the youngest player on the Tunisian roster of eligible players for this year’s Davis Cup and is in his first year at TROY.