Eagles Return to Action in Florida
"It will be good to get back into competition this weekend with three strong teams,” said head coach Justin Miles. “All three teams will challenge us competitively this weekend, which is what we need before conference play starts."
Georgia Southern (1-2) is coming off a 6-1 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (Jan. 23), but due to inclement weather has had two matches postponed resulting in two weeks of no competition. The Eagles head into weekend action looking to cross the .500 mark.
Meanwhile, the Troy Trojans enter competition looking to remain perfect on the season as they stand 2-0 on the year; Troy faces Central Florida on Friday before Saturday’s match. The Eagles and Trojans will face each other on neutral territory taking the hard courts on the campus of Central Florida. Match time is slated for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6.
Also experiencing a two week competitive drought, the Knights of Central Florida will face Troy on Friday at 2 p.m. before continuing weekend action Sunday against the Eagles at 11 a.m. Central Florida (0-1) will play its second dual match of the regular season against Troy having dropped its season-opener at No. 11 Florida, 7-0. The Knights and Eagles will meet for the first time since the 2007 season in which Central Florida won, 6-1.
Closing out the road swing on Monday, Georgia Southern travels the short distance on I-4 over to Dayton Beach to face Bethune-Cookman in a 1:00 p.m. match-up. The Wildcats (0-2) have dropped both matches of the 2010 season on the road, falling to in-state rivals Stetson, 7-0, and North Florida, 5-2. The Eagles defeated Bethune-Cookman, 6-1, in the second match of the 2008-09 dual season.
- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Friday, 05 February 2010 14:09