Owls Set to Begin Fall Season at Prestigious Tournament

KENNESAW, Ga. | Sep 6, 2018

Tennis team opens at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

The Kennesaw State men's tennis team opens its fall schedule this weekend at the 51st annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia. Play begins Friday morning and runs through Monday.

A total of 153 players from 23 different schools will compete this weekend at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens.

This tournament will be the first for the Owls under the direction of Matt Emery. Emery was named Director of Tennis in July. He came to KSU after spending six years as an assistant men's tennis coach at the University of Kentucky.

Ten Owls are scheduled to compete this weekend: Austin Anderson, Fermin Calvo Barcelo, Lucas de Torres Curth, Jose Galvez, Drew Lahey, Harvey Maughan, Gaston Muhammad, Sebastian Osorio, Jack Soerel, and Bryan Triana. All 10 will play in the singles draw, along with the following doubles pairings: Trianna / Lahey, Calvo Barcelo / de Torres Curth, Osorio / Maughan, Muhammad / Anderson and Soerel and Galvez.

Ins and outs of fall season...
Fall tennis consists of individual tournaments, while the team matches occur only in the spring. The Owls will compete in several individual tournaments this fall, including the Oracle ITA Masters, ITA All-American Championships, the ITA Southern Regional Championships, the Mecer Gridiron Classic, Wake Forest Fall Invite and the Samford Hidden Duals.

Weekend Coverage…
Stay tuned to the Owls' Twitter @KSUMensTennis for updates throughout the weekend, and KSUOwls.com will provide a daily recap from the event following the conclusion of play.

Tournament Format…
The field will be divided into three singles divisions and two doubles divisions. Play is scheduled to begin Friday at 8 a.m. Links to the tournament page can be found at the top of this page.

Next Up...
Following this weekend, the Owls are back on the court at the Oracle ITA Masters on Sept.20-23 in Malibu, California.

To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State men's tennis news follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUMensTennis or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.

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