Men's Tennis Opens OVC Tournament Play on Friday

Men's Tennis Opens OVC Tournament Play on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont men's tennis team begins their quest for a conference as they open play at this week's OVC Tennis Championship in Paducah, Kentucky. 

Belmont (7-14, 5-4) is competing in their first conference tournament since the 2009-10 season.  They qualified for the postseason after winning five of their last eight matches.

The Bruins are led by a pair of seniors.  Henrique Norbiato is tied for the team lead in singles win with 14 and leads the team with a 6-3 conference mark.  Fellow senior Fernando Mussolini has also posted 14 singles wins and has won six of his last nine matches. 

This year's championship will be held this Friday-Sunday at the Heflin Tennis Center in Paducah, Kentucky.  The first round of the tournament will begin Friday afternoon.  The Bruins, seeded #5, plays  #4 seed Jacksonville State starting at 2:00pm.  The winner of that match will face #1 seed and regular season champion Tennessee Tech in a semifinal match on Saturday at 2:00pm.  The championship match is set for Sunday at 2:00pm. 

For more information on this year's championship, go to

2013 OVC Tennis Tournament Central