NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - The Belmont Bruins men's tennis team will close out the month of September by competing at the MTSU Short/LaLance Shootout from tomorrow, September 28, to Sunday, September 30 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The majority of the Bruins have not played a at all this season. Of the guys that are playing this week, only Jake Briggs competed in the Commodore Scramble, so this will be a good opportunity for the team to improve in singles play. Jake Briggs, Grant Kelly, Dawson Blankinship, and David Faulkner will be the ones competing in the shootout.
Sophomore Jake Briggs was the only one who competed at the Commodore Scramble two weeks ago will be looking to build off of his success at the tournament, as he finished second in his draw of the tournament. He finished with a record of 3-1 at the scramble while only loosing the final match.
Sophomore David Faulkner will be looking for as many opportunities as he can to improve on a good freshman year season. In the 2018 spring season, he claimed 11 wins while going 3-1 in OVC play and 4-0 in OVC doubles play.
Sophomore Grant Kelly will also be looking forward to competing for the first time in the fall season. Last year he finished 6-3 for his freshman campaign.
Sophomore Dawson Blankinship will be getting his first taste of Belmont tennis, as this will be his first competitive match with the Bruins.
The main goal for this event will be to get as much experience as possible for the players to compete in competitive matches as the Bruins prepare for the spring season, and it will be very exciting to see what these young guys can do.
The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro, Tenn.