Golden Eagle tennis team visits UNC Asheville for Sunday match

Golden Eagle tennis team visits UNC Asheville for Sunday match

By Rob Schabert, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech tennis team looks to notch its initial victory of the dual match season when it visits UNC Asheville Sunday afternoon for a 3 p.m. match at the ARC Indoor Tennis Center.

While the Golden Eagles (0-4) have had more than a week to prepare for the match since their last outing, the Bulldogs (2-1) will be playing on their third consecutive day.

Tech dropped two matches in Louisville last Thursday (Jan. 30) to Toledo and Louisville. UNC Asheville, meanwhile, faces Norfolk State Friday and Elon Saturday, both at Elon, before returning to its home courts to host Tech.

Tech and UNCA have split the only two previous meetings in tennis, with the Golden Eagles claiming a 4-3 victory in 2012 and the Bulldogs netting a 5-2 win last season. Tech's lineup Sunday will include only two players who were in the match last year with UNCA, while the Bulldog lineup includes four from last year's win over the Golden Eagles.

Sunday's match is the only action for coach Kenny Doyle's team for a week. Tech returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 15, with matches in Atlanta against UNC Greensboro and Georgia State.