Men’s Tennis hosts USF on Friday, Princeton and Alabama A&M on Sunday

Men’s Tennis hosts USF on Friday, Princeton and Alabama A&M on Sunday

MURFEESBORO, Tenn. –The No. 21-ranked Middle Tennessee men’s tennis hosts USF, Princeton and Alabama A&M at the Adams Tennis Complex this weekend.

The Blue Raiders will face USF on Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m. CT. On Sunday, MTSU will have a doubleheader against Princeton at 12 p.m. CT and Alabama A&M at 4 p.m. CT.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action after taking part in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In Game 1, MTSU defeated No. 19 Duke 4-2 to place the Blue Raiders in the Wake Forest Regional championship game. MTSU fought hard against No. 10 Wake Forest but failed to go 1-1 over the weekend.

Freshman Ondrej Horak is 4-0 on the No. 4 singles court with wins over Michigan State, Mississippi State, No. 19 Duke and No. 10 Wake forest. Horak is the reigning American Conference Athlete of the Week after those wins over the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons. As a team, MTSU is 16-10 in singles so far this season.

Pavel Motl and Stijn Slump are 3-1 on Court 2 in doubles.

Sixth game: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) against USF (4-4, 0-0 AAC)
– Friday, February 3 at 5 p.m. CT
– Adams Tennis Complex
– Murfreesboro, Tenn.

All-time vs. USF
– Friday’s game will be the 14th meeting between MTSU and USF. The Bulls lead the series 7-6.
– The Blue Raiders are 2-1 when playing USF at home.
– Coach Borendame is 2-3 against the Bulls.

Scout the bulls
– USF is 4-4 this season with wins over SMU, Stetson, Georgia State and Florida Gulf Coast.
– USF only fires three players from last year’s team. Junior Alvin Tudorica is coming off a season-best singles record of 16-5. Junior Bruno Oliveira won 11 doubles matches last season and was named the American Athletic Conference All-Conference doubles team.
– The Bulls welcome two freshmen and three transfers to this year’s team. Davide Tortora transferred from Mississippi State to USF. His highest singles ranking is No. 49 and his highest doubles ranking is No. 30.

Game 7: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Princeton (1-3, 0-0 IVY)
– Sunday, February 5 at 12 p.m. CT
– Adams Tennis Complex
– Murfreesboro, Tenn.

All time against Princeton
– Sunday’s game will be the third meeting between MTSU and Princeton. The series is tied 1-1 after the Blue Raiders secured a 4-1 victory in the final game of the Blue Gray Championships last season.
– This will be Princeton’s first time playing in Murfreesboro.
– Coach Borendame is 1-1 against the Tigers.

Scout the Tigers
– The Tigers start the season 1-3 and their only victory comes against Ole Miss 4-1.
– Princeton fires seven players from last season. The combined returns for 45 wins in singles and 43 in doubles.

Game 8: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Alabama A&M (0-1, 0-0 SWAC)
– Sunday, February 5 at 4 p.m. CT
– Adams Tennis Complex
– Murfreesboro, Tenn.

All-time vs. Alabama A&M
– Sunday’s game will be the eighth meeting between MTSU and Alabama A&M. The Blue Raiders lead the series 7-0.
– The Blue Raiders are 6-0 when they face the Bulldogs at home.
– Coach Borendame is 6-0 against the Bulldogs.

Scouting Bulldogs
– Alabama A&M is 0-1 this season with Mercer’s only loss.
– The Bulldogs are returning five players from last year. The combined returns for 18 singles wins and 15 doubles wins.
–Alabama A&M recruited four freshmen to this year’s team.

The Blue Raiders host conference foe Rice at the ATC on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. CT.

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