Opening Round Matchup

Opening Round Matchup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont Men's Tennis team (9-13, 3-3 OVC) opens play at the OVC Tennis Championship at Nashville's Centennial Sportsplex on Friday afternoon.

Seeded No. 4, Belmont will face No. 5 Austin Peay in a first round match on Friday at 2 p.m.   It marks the second year in a row the programs have faced each other in the first round.  The Governors wrapped the regular season with a 6-11 record and a 3-3 mark in OVC play.

The winner of the Belmont vs. Austin Peay match will face off against No. 1 seed Tennessee Tech in the semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m.  The finals are set for Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Bruins will play in their fifth consecutive championship this week, not missing a berth since joining the Ohio Valley Conference.  BU currently stands 9-13 overall and has a 3-3 mark in OVC play, which earned it the No. 4 seed heading into this week's championship.

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FIRST ROUND – Friday, April 21
Match 1 - #3 Jacksonville State vs. #6 Tennessee State – 2 p.m. CT
Match 2 - #4 Belmont vs. #5 Austin Peay – 2 p.m. CT 

SEMIFINALS – Saturday, April 22
Match 3 - #2 Eastern Kentucky vs. Match 1 winner – 2 p.m. CT
Match 4 - #1 Tennessee Tech vs. Match 2 winner – 2 p.m CT 

CHAMPIONSHIP – Sunday, April 23
Match 5 – Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner – 2 p.m. CT