Men’s tennis hosts USF on Friday, Princeton and Alabama A&M on Sunday

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee. – Men’s tennis at No. 21 in Middle Tennessee welcomes USF, Princeton and Alabama A&M to the Adams Tennis Complex this weekend.

The Blue Raiders meet USF on Friday, February 3 at 5pm CT. On Sunday, MTSU will have a doubleheader against Princeton at 12:00 CT and against Alabama A&M at 4:00 pm CT.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action after participating in the ITA Kickoff weekend in Winston-Salem, NC. In the first game, MTSU defeated the No. 19 Duke 4-2 to put the Blue Raiders into the Wake Forest Regional championship game. MTSU fought hard against No. 10 Wake Forest but fell short in a 1-1 win over the weekend.

student in the first year Ondrej Horak is 4-0 ranked No. 4 in singles with wins over Michigan State, Mississippi State, No. 19 Duke and No. 10 Wake Forest. Horak is the reigning Conference USA Athlete of the Week after those wins against the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons. As a team, MTSU is 16-10 in singles so far this season.

Pavel Motl And Stijn burglary are 3-1 at #2 in doubles.

Sixth game: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. USF (4-4, 0-0 AAC)
– Friday, February 3 at 5pm CT
– Adam’s tennis complex
– Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

All-time vs. USF
– Friday’s matchup is the 14th meeting between MTSU and USF. The Bulls lead the series 7-6.
– The Blue Raiders are 2-1 when they play USF at home.
– Coach Borendame is 2-3 against the Bulls.

Scouting the cops
– USF is 4-4 so far this season with wins over SMU, Stetson, Georgia State and Florida Gulf Coast.
– USF is only bringing back three players from last year’s roster. Junior Alvin Tudorica has broken his season best of 16-5 in singles. Junior Bruno Oliveira won 11 doubles games last season and was named an American Athletic Conference doubles all-conference team.
– The Bulls welcome two newcomers and three changes to this year’s squad. Davide Tortora was transferred to USF from the state of Mississippi. His highest singles rank is No. 49 and his highest doubles rank is No. 30.

Game seven: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Princeton (1-3, 0-0 IVY)
– Sunday, February 5 at 12pm CT
– Adam’s tennis complex
– Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

All time against Princeton
– Sunday’s matchup is the third clash between MTSU and Princeton. The series is 1-1 after the Blue Raiders clinched a 4-1 win in the final game of the Blue Gray Championships last season.
– This will be the first time Princeton has played in Murfreesboro.
– Coach Borendame is 1-1 against the Tigers.

Exploring the tigers
– The Tigers start the season 1-3 and their only win comes against Ole Miss 4-1.
– Princeton brings back seven players from last season. The returnees achieved a total of 45 singles and 43 doubles victories.

Game eight: Middle Tennessee (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Alabama A&M (0-1, 0-0 SWAC)
– Sunday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m. CT
– Adam’s tennis complex
– Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

All-time vs. Alabama A&M
– Sunday’s matchup is the eighth meeting between MTSU and Alabama A&M. The Blue Raiders lead the series 7-0.
– The Blue Raiders are 6-0 when they play the Bulldogs at home.
– Coach Borendame is 6-0 against the Bulldogs.

Exploring the Bulldogs
– Alabama A&M is down 0-1 this season, the only loss coming from Mercer.
– The Bulldogs are bringing back five players from last year. The returnees achieved a combined total of 18 singles wins and 15 doubles.
– Alabama A&M added four freshmen to the roster this year.

The Blue Raiders host conference opponent Rice at the ATC on Friday, February 10 at 5:00 PM CT.

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