NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight fall events and 21 spring contests highlight the 2019-20 Belmont Men's Tennis Schedule as announced by the program on Monday.
As they begin their season, the Bruins hope to replicate the success from last season. They return six players from last year's OVC Championship, including All-Conference performers and NCAA Doubles Championship participants, senior Hendrik Inno and junior Marko Ilic.
The fall season begins on September 13-15 at the Commodore Scramble at Vanderbilt. Later in the month, they head down Interstate 24 to Murfreesboro for the MTSU Fall Classic on September 27-29. The month of October sees the squad head to Samford (October 4-6) and Louisville (October 11-13). They will wrap up the season at the CCB Invitational in Birmingham on November 1-3.
There will be three additional events this fall that select members of the team will participate. Those events are: the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, California on September 26-29, the ITA Fall All-American Championship in Tulsa on October 5-13, and the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships at Vanderbilt on October 24-29.
"I am very excited about this year's schedule," said Mauricio Antun, Belmont's Director of Tennis. "We have a similar schedule compared to last fall, but I believe it is a very challenging once, competing against some top competition that will get us ready for the spring season."
The spring season opens on January 18 with their opener at Vanderbilt followed by a trip to Ole Miss on January 19. The home slate features matches with the likes of Butler, Chattanooga, Dayton, Illinois State, and Troy as well as OVC matches with Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.
The road schedule includes trips to Presbyterian, Wofford, and UAB along with OVC tilts with Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State, and Jacksonville State. In addition, the squad will take a Spring Break trip to Florida to take on Quinnipiac and James Madison.
The season wraps up at the OVC Championship on April 17-19, held this year at a new venue, the Adams Tennis Center in Murfreesboro.
"For the spring season, we have added a few different teams, including a couple SEC schools and some solid mid major programs. I think these matches will be prepare us well for conference play and to compete for an OVC title," said Antun.
To see the full schedule, click on the link below.