Two Golden Eagles playing at Southern Intercollegiate Championships

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Golden Eagle tennis standouts Josh Girling and Justin Kirstein will be in Athens, Ga., this weekend to represent Tennessee Tech at the 43rd Annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships, being hosted by the University of Georgia.

A total of 34 schools will send players to the event, which gets underway Friday at 7:45 a.m. CDT. The tournament will take place at both the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the UGA campus and the Intramural Courts.

Girling, a senior from Winchester, England, has compiled a 7-1 record this fall. He will complete in the Division I singles flight, with a 9 a.m. match against Michael Pereira from UNC Wilmington. Kirstein, a junior from Johannesburg, South Africa, will play in the Division II singles flight with his opening match slated for 7:45 a.m. against Alan Donald from Wofford.

Girling and Kirstein will also pair up to play in the Division I doubles flight. Their opening contest is at 5 p.m. Friday against Kinshuk Sharm and Chris Cooprider from UNC Wilmington.