GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG's men's tennis program heads to Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete in the UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.
"Last week, we were able to compete for a pretty long time," said head coach Thomas Mozur. "The transition from junior tennis to college tennis, the points last longer, you have to work harder, you have to be more fit, so I think we bridged that gap a little bit, but we need to continue to get better for the tournament this weekend as well."
The men's draws will be made up of competitors from 11 teams, including Chattanooga, UNCG, ETSU, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee, South Carolina, Kennesaw State, Lee, The Citadel and Samford.
The men will compete in four singles and doubles flights in the three day event.
UNCG was last in action at the Elon Fall Invitational, in Elon, N.C., from Sept. 21-23. Freshman William Albright (Greensboro, N.C. / Grimsley) went 3-1 in singles, while classmate Gaston Murray (Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista) went 2-1. In doubles play, freshman James Dougherty (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Randy Phillips (Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood) had a perfect overall doubles mark of 3-0.
"Coach has done a little work with our doubles," said Dougherty. "I think Randy and I clicked really well last week and we've played some good doubles."
Action begins at the Champions Club, in Chattanooga, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m.
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