Head Coach Rob Oertel and the Eastern Kentucky University tennis teams have released the 2017 fall individuals schedules.
The men’s schedule features five tournaments while the women’s features three.
“I feel we have added two very solid players to our women’s program in Alexandra Belle and Lisa Friess,” Oertel stated. “I look forward to seeing them compete with us this fall and find out where they can fit into our doubles and singles line-ups. As for the men, there is a good variety of tournaments that will certainly challenge all.”
Both teams will start the season on October 15-16 at the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational in Mason, Ohio. From there the women will go to Bloomington, Indiana to compete in the IU Fall Invitational on September 29-October 1 and the men will make their way to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the International Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships.
The women will conclude the fall portion of their schedule at the ITA Region 8 Championships in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on October 12-16.
After the All-American Championships the men’s team will participate in the Louisville Fall Invitational (October 13-15), the ITA Region 8 Championships (October 19-23) and close out at the Samford Fall Invitational (November 3-5).
The men closed out the 2017 regular season with a 16-10 mark in conference play and a 4-2 record in the Ohio Valley Conference. They return six: Parth Aggarwal, Nicolas Castaldo, Colin Hart, Joshua Piunti, Guillem Sanchis and Ramon van Flymen.
The women finished the 2017 regular season 12-11 overall, 6-3 in league action. They also return six: Laura Argente Escamilla, Viktorija Demcenkova, Margaux Lacroix, Kristina Lagoda, Raquel Montalvo Perez and Sagung Putri Dwinta. They bring in two additions in Friess and Belle.
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