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Men's Tennis Tournament Begins Friday
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/20/2017
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference men's tennis tournament is set to begin Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University.  ETSU won the league’s regular season crown and earned the top seed in the eight-team field.

The Bucs will open defense of their 2016 tournament championship with a quarterfinal match against No. 8 Chattanooga Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.  The other quarterfinal in the top half of the bracket features No. 4 UNCG taking on No. 5 Wofford.  The Spartans topped the Terriers, 5-2, Saturday afternoon to force a three-way tie in the standings with UNCG, Wofford and Samford.  By virtue of the leagues tiebreaking procedures, UNCG earned the No. 4 seed, while Wofford is No. 5, followed by Samford at No.6.

Furman earned the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 The Citadel in the afternoon session Friday.  The Paladins and Bulldogs will take the courts at 1:00 p.m.  The winner of that match will advance to the semifinals to face either No. 3 Mercer or No. 6 Samford.  The Bears and Bulldogs will also square off at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon.  

Saturday’s semifinal matchups will begin at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday’s title match is set for 1:00 p.m.

Furman leads all current Southern Conference programs with 14 tournament titles.  Chattanooga has won the league’s tournament 12 times, while ETSU has won nine championships.  Samford captured the conference tournament in 2011 and 2013, while UNCG won in 2010.

Men’s Tennis Championship  - Mickel Tennis Center, Furman University

Friday, April 21

Match

Teams

Time

Match 1

#1 ETSU vs. #8 Chattanooga

9:00 a.m.

Match 2

#4 UNCG vs. #5 Wofford

9:00 a.m.

Match 3

#2 Furman vs. #7 The Citadel

1:00 p.m.

Match 4

#3 Mercer vs. #6 Samford

1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 22

Match

Teams

Time

Match 5

Semifinal 1

2:00 p.m.

Match 6

Semifinal 2

2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 23

Match

Teams

Time

Match 7

Championship

1:00 p.m.

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