Ball State men's tennis student-athlete Imanol Arconada wasn't sure he would even be playing tennis in the United States.
From Argentina to Puerto Rico to Muncie, Arconada's journey ended this spring with a regular-season Mid-American Conference Championship.
Ball State Sports Link's Zach Hughes, Luke Martin and Chris Kosinski have this SL exclusive.
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