Southern Illinois struggled to gain ground Saturday in final regular season match.
Southern Illinois battled its MVC foe Saturday in its final home match of the season.
Southern Illinois records its third consecutive conference win Friday.
SIU opens conference weekend undefeated.
The Salukis record their first conference win of the season Saturday.
Men's Tennis vs. Wichita State, 4/7/12
2012-13: Finished singles season with a 10-14 record including a 2-2 conference finish...Led the team in doubles wins with a record of 14-9 with partner Martijn Admiraal.. Set a new SIU record with 51 career doubles wins...Missouri Valley Conference All-Select Team member.
2011-12: Went 9-11 in singles in the dual-match season (10-18 overall), primarily at No. 3 singles...Played over 76 percent of Southern's doubles matches at the top position, where he accumulated a 5-8 record with three different partners...Went 8-10 in doubles in the dual-match season (14-14 overall)...Went 6-4 in the fall season, including 4-2 with partner Martijn Admiraal...Florez and Admiraal were nationally ranked No. 42 in doubles from Jan. 3 to Feb. 16 after a stellar fall season...Advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Central Regional doubles main draw with Admiraal...Defeated Nebraska's Robert Schulze and Andre Stenger 9-8 (4) in the second round before succumbing to the eventual champions Clifford Marsland and Ashley Watling of Tulsa in the quarterfinals, who were ranked fourth in the nation at the time.
2010-11: Went 11-6 in singles for SIU in his sophomore year, going 7-2 at No. 4 and 4-4 at No. 3...In doubles, Florez went 10-6 at No. 1 with partner Adam Fabik.
2009-10: Notched a 2-17 record in singles, playing mostly between first and second positions...Notched two victories against Miguel Reyes of Georgetown (Ky.) 7-6, 6-2 and Paulo Gonzalez of SIU-Edwardsville 6-1, 6-4...Went 9-8 in doubles with fellow freshman Chikara Kidera and 1-1 with senior Lucas Waked.
High School: Ranked No. 143 in the nation and No. 12 in Texas by tennisrecruiting.net...As a freshman, advanced to the Texas state finals in doubles, where he eventually captured third place...In senior year, Florez advanced to the state title match, but was defeated in three sets.
Personal: Majoring in mechanical engineering...Full name is Carlos Brandon Florez...Born on Feb. 2, 1991, in Griffin, Ga...Son of Carlos and Janine Florez.