Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bluefield State Blues men’s tennis hosts NCAA Atlantic regional

BLUEFIELD, West Virginia — The NCAA banners are up again today at Bluefield City Courts as Bluefield State College hosts the 2016 Men’s Tennis Atlantic Regional.

The NCAA selected the Big Blues, the No. 1 team in the region, to host one of the two Atlantic Region tournaments.

Today the No. 4 and 5 teams in the region, West Virginia Wesleyan and Chowan (N.C.), meet at 11 a.m. on the Bluefield courts.

Today’s survivor takes on Bluefield State at 11 a.m. Monday in the regional co-final.

On both days, doubles competition will occupy three courts simultaneously, to be followed by six singles matches. Admission is free.

The other Atlantic Region tournament is scheduled to conclude today in Edinboro, Pa. The two Atlantic Region winners will travel to Denver, Colo., for the national championship tournament on May 18-21.

“This is the seventh (consecutive) year we’ve made it to the NCAAs,” said Bluefield State tennis coach Louis Belt. “This is our fifth year to host the regionals.”


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