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Tennis prepares for two tournaments

Blue Raiders ready for ITA All-American and Georgia Tech Fall Invitational

October 2, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team will compete in both the ITA All-American Championships and the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational this weekend.

· Complete ITA All-American pre-qualifying draw

· Complete Georgia Tech Fall Invitational draw

Selected members of the team have qualified for the ITA All-American pre-qualifying and qualifying play in Tulsa, Okla., which is set to begin on Friday Oct. 3 and run through Oct. 8. The main draw for the tournament will be played Oct. 9-12.

Sophomore Richard Cowden will begin pre-qualifying action at noon on Friday when he faces Jorge Rodriquez of Ball State.

Junior Alex McCann received a bye in the first round of pre-qualifying. McCann will play the winner of Scott McCormick (Wichita State) and Patrick Bandy (Kentucky) at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Other members of the team will travel to Atlanta to compete in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6.

The tournament will feature 64-players representing 14 different schools divided into two 32-player singles draws and two doubles draws.

The beginning rounds of singles and doubles will begin on Friday with two singles rounds and one doubles round being played on Saturday. All finals matches will be played on Sunday.

A few of the teams competing in the event include Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, host Georgia Tech and Clemson.

Results from both the ITA All-American and Georgia Tech Fall Classic will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available.

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