Tough Slate on Deck for Men?s Tennis in 2010-11
STATESBORO, Ga. – The 2010-11 Men’s Tennis season officially gets underway at the Southern Intercollegiates in Athens, Ga., September 24-27. First-year Head Coach Nick Zieziula unveiled the upcoming schedule that includes three fall tournaments as preparation for a spring lineup that consists of 11 home matches and the ever-challenging Southern Conference slate.
“I am very pleased with the way this year’s schedule came together. We have some good opportunities to compete with nationally ranked opponents in the fall which will help us grow and prepare for a solid spring slate of matches,” said Zieziula.
The Southern Intercollegiates opens the new season, Sept. 24-27, before the Eagles get an early look at a Southern Conference foe in the Elon Invitational, October 8-10. The fall tournament slate concludes at the UCF Invitational, October 29-31.
A home match against Fort Valley State opens the dual match season on January 28. The Eagles then hit the road for a three-match road swing which includes Georgia State (February 5), Kennesaw State (Feb. 6) and Stetson (Feb. 12).
A brief stop at home to play Hampton (Feb. 13) precedes a trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to challenge North Florida (Feb. 19). The Eagles cap the road stint at Mercer (Feb. 26).
After spending five of their first seven matches on the road, the Eagles return to the Hanner Tennis Complex to begin a six-match homestand on Feb. 27 welcoming Florida A&M. The homestand, which includes non-conference foes Florida Gulf Coast (March 9), Southern Illinois University Carbondale (March 14) and Liberty (March 17), also welcomes the start of league play as Southern Conference foes Furman and Wofford visit Statesboro on March 11 and 19, respectively.
GS travels to Charleston, S.C., to face The Citadel (March 25) and plays host to Samford (March 27) before beginning four matches on the road. The Eagles travel for road contests against UNC Greensboro (April 2), Davidson (April 3), Appalachian State (April 9) and Elon (April 10).
The 2011 dual season concludes at home with the Eagles welcoming College of Charleston on April 14 and rounding out regular season play on April 16 against Chattanooga.
The Southern Conference tournament, resumed to a full participation level for 2011, will take place April 20-23 in Chattanooga.
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- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 09:42