Georgia Southern University men’s tennis team announced its schedule for the upcoming season this past Friday.
After a winning season, the first since 2009, which amounted to 11-9 and 6-4 in the Southern Conference, the Eagles are looking to improve this year.
GSU will have a packed fall schedule in preparation for a farewell tour in the SoCon, as it will be moving to the Sun Belt Conference next year.
GSU begins with five fall tournaments beginning with the Southern Intercollegiates, located in Athens, and followed a week later by the Georgia State Invite in Atlanta.
The Eagles will then play host as they are holding the Georgia Southern Championships in early October as a tune-up before travelling back to Atlanta for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional tournament.
Finally GSU will close out the fall season at the end of October by travelling to play SoCon foe Elon University for the Elon Invitational.
“This is one of the top schedules that we have had since I have been here. I am very excited about the opportunities that we have this fall for individual rankings, and I like the fact that we have a great dual-match schedule all the way through. It is going to help us get ready for conference play,” head coach Nick Zieziula said in a news release.
Optimism is wide spread even with the challenging schedule ahead, especially in hosting the Georgia Southern Championships.
“Last year, we had a great event at home and with our new facility and all the renovations going on, its a great opportunity for us to showcase what we have here at Georgia Southern,” Zieziula said in a news release.
GSU will become well acquainted with the road, opening up the spring campaign with 10 straight road games as it bounces around the southeast.
However the Eagles will have nine home matches this year with five of them being against SoCon opponents.
GSU will begin tennis this weekend with an in-state trip to Athens as they compete in the Southern Intercollegiates.