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Men's tennis concludes fall at Crimson Tide Fall Championships

Tournament begins Friday in Tuscaloosa

October 27, 2011 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider men’s tennis team wraps up fall action at the Crimson Tide Fall Championship this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Middle Tennessee is one of 20 teams that will take part in this year’s tournament beginning Friday at the Alabama Tennis Stadium and Alabama Rec Courts.

“I’ve been really pleased with the competitiveness the team has shown throughout the fall and expect more of the same this weekend,” head coach Jimmy Borendame said. “Each of them has gained a lot of experience against some tough competitors, and that will be valuable when we resume action in January.”

The tournament is comprised of seven singles flights and two doubles flights. Alabama, Ball State, Boston College, Chattanooga, Davidson, Furman, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, NC State, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Tulane, UAB, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will join the Blue Raiders in Tuscaloosa.

Friday’s Schedule (all times Central)
Singles
Matthew Langley (MT) vs. Andrew Mello (Furman), 11:30 a.m.
Cameron Dickerson (MT) vs. Hunter Koontz (VT), 11 a.m.
Ettore Zito (MT) vs. Fernando Costa (Samford), 10 a.m.
Forrest Edwards (MT) vs. Lucas Dirube (UAB), 10 a.m.
Dimitri Pippos (MT) vs. Rodrigo Rappaccioli (Tulane), 1 p.m.
Marlon Brand (MT) vs. Klaus Puestow (BC), 11:30 a.m.

Doubles
Forrest Edwards/Dimitri Pippos (MT) vs. Adam Bernstein/Coby Kramer-Golinkoff (Tulane), 9 a.m.
Matthew Langley/Ettore Zito (MT) vs. Dauw Kruger/Christian Kuehne (USA), 9 a.m.

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