Men's Tennis continues fall season at Chattanooga and ITA All-American Championships

Ben Davis, Christoph Lang, and Ettore Zito to represent Middle Tennessee at ITA event

September 27, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team continues its fall season this weekend with players playing in two different tournaments. Ben Davis, Christoph Lang, and Ettore Zito will play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. with Yannick Born, Marlon Brand, and Tomas Legzdins taking part in the UTC Steve Baras Invitational at Chattanooga.

Lang and Zito will begin their play in the pre-qualifying rounds of the ITA All-American Championships on Saturday at the Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa. Zito was 3-0 in singles play at the Dale Short Shootout last weekend. Lang bounced back from a pair of losses to open his singles draw at Virginia last weekend to go 2-2.

Davis, ranked No. 92 nationally in singles, will play in the qualifying round beginning on Monday, Oct. 1. He was 2-2 in his singles flight at the UVA Ranked +1 Invitational last weekend, reaching the consolation final of his draw. He will be teamed up with Lang in the qualifying round of the doubles draw. The duo will play their first match on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Lang and Davis won the consolation bracket of their doubles draw at Virginia last weekend, going 2-1. The ITA All-American Championships run through Oct. 9.

Born, Brand, and Legzdins begin play in Chattanooga on Friday. Legzdins was 3-0 in singles last weekend at the Dale Short Shootout, his collegiate debut. He dropped just one set on the weekend. Legzdins will be in the same singles flight as Marlon Brand, who is seeded second in the flight. Born also earned a No. 2 seed in his singles flight. The sophomore won a pair of three-set matches last weekend in the Dale Short Shootout, going 2-1. Born and Brand, winners of the doubles championship last weekend at the Dale Short Shootout, are the No. 2 seed in their doubles flight.

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