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Raiders to host Middle Tennessee Shootout

Eight-team, three-day event this weekend

March 27, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team returns to the court this weekend for the Middle Tennessee Shootout, hosting seven teams from Friday to Sunday.

South Alabama, UAB, Illinois State, DePaul, Southern Illinois, Troy and UT Arlington travel to Middle Tennessee for the three-day event, which will feature an eight-team, tournament-style event that includes a consolation bracket to guarantee three matches for all teams involved.

Friday's matches will take place at Nashboro Village in Nashville beginning at 8 a.m., while Saturday and Sunday are slated to take place at both Buck Bouldin Tennis Center and Old Fort Park, contingent on weather.

South Alabama will take on UT Arlington to open the day Friday, and will be followed by DePaul vs. Southern Illinois. In the third match of the day, the Blue Raiders will clash with Illinois State, before UAB and Troy close out the afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday's matches are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., but will begin at 8 a.m. should the matches be moved to Nashboro Village.

Middle Tennessee (5-11) fell 7-0 to Louisville in its most recent match on Sunday. The Blue Raiders had taken three of the five matches prior to the match at Louisville.

Updates regarding location changes will be available on Twitter at @MT_MensTennis.

Following the weekend's matches, the Blue Raiders will be back in action when they travel to Boise, Idaho for a pair of matches next weekend, facing Boise State Saturday, April 5 and Utah State Sunday, April 6.

Follow the Blue Raiders on Twitter @MTAthletics for continued updates.