Blue Raiders ready for weekend action

Team will compete in two tournaments

October 1, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider men's tennis team will see action in two tournaments this weekend as two members will compete at the ITA All-Americans while the rest of the team will play in the UTC Steve Baras Memorial Tennis Tournament.

Victor Melo will begin pre-qualifying action at the ITA All-American tournament hosted by the University of Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 3.

John Peers will begin qualifying action in the tournament on Monday, Oct. 5 while the duo has qualified to the main draw in doubles.

Richard Cowden, Matthew Langley, Alex McCann and Kyle Wishing will all compete in the Steve Baras Memorial Tennis Tournament beginning on Friday, Oct. 2.

A total of 14 schools will be competing on the men's side including Belmont, Memphis, Southern Illinois and Tennessee.

The UTC Steve Baras Tennis Tournament and the Steve Baras Memorial Endowment Fund provide financial assistance to young men and women who are seeking an education in the UTC School of Business and are members of the Mocs' tennis teams. The student-athlete must demonstrate prowess on the tennis court, as well as academic success, leadership skills in University programs and community involvement.

Results on how the Blue Raiders are performing at the ITA All-American and the UTC Steve Baras Memorial Tennis Tournament will be posted on goblueraiders.com at the end of play each day.

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