Big South Releases Men’s Tennis Tournament Seedings

Big South Releases Men’s Tennis Tournament Seedings

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team is the eighth seed in this week's Big South Men's Tennis Championship as the conference announced the tournament seedings on Saturday evening.

USC Upstate will kick off tournament play on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. against ninth-seeded Hampton from the Radford University Tennis Complex in Radford, Va. If the Spartans defeat Hampton on Wednesday, they will advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday and face top-seeded Gardner-Webb at 9 a.m.

In the first meeting this season, USC Upstate defeated Hampton 6-1 on April 7 in Spartanburg. The Spartans captured the doubles point with wins from Samuel Schiano/Frederick Sydow at No. 3 and Ankush Arora/Fernando Bernardes at No. 1. Arora, Bernardes, Luka Eble, Sydow and Tom Russwurm all recorded singles wins against the Pirates.

Gardner-Webb and Campbell finished as co-regular season champions and Gardner-Webb will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament while Campbell is No. 2. UNC Asheville earned the No. 3 seed while Presbyterian and Radford tied for fourth place in the regular season standings. The Blue Hose are the No. 4 seed and the Highlanders No. 5. Longwood lands the No. 6 seed followed by Winthrop at No. 7. 

The 2019 Big South Men's Tennis Championship will be held April 17-20 and hosted by Radford University. The event begins Wednesday, April 17 with one first round match and concludes with the Championship contest on Saturday, April 20. The Big South's Tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship.

Fans can follow the action on www.upstatespartans.com via live stats. Updates will also be posted on the USC Upstate men's tennis Twitter page (@UpstateMWTennis).

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