Men’s Tennis Championship Announced
Men’s Tennis Championship Announced
Monday, April 19, 2021

ETSU claims top seed in Alabama

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (April 19, 2021) – The Southern Conference announced the pairings and times for the 2021 Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Championship on Sunday afternoon. ETSU won the league’s regular-season crown and earned the top seed in the four-team tournament that will be held Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Alabama.

ETSU (11-7, 7-0 SoCon), the back-to-back tournament champion, will face Mercer (11-13, 4-3), the No. 4 seed, in the first semifinal match on Friday at 11 a.m. (ET). The Bucs beat the Bears, 6-1, on March 20 in Macon, Ga. 

The second semifinal match, featuring No. 2 Samford (13-7, 6-1) and No. 3 Furman (9-11, 5-2), will also be contested on Friday at 11 a.m. (ET). Samford swept Furman, 7-0, on April 3 in Greenville, South Carolina. 

Saturday’s title match is set for 2 p.m. (ET).

Furman leads all current Southern Conference programs with 14 tournament titles. Chattanooga has won the league’s tournament 12 times, while ETSU has won nine championships including the last two contested (2018 and 2019). Samford captured the conference tournament in 2011 and 2013, while UNCG won in 2010.

Men’s Tennis Championship – Hoover Met | Hoover, Ala.
Friday, April 23
Match             Teams                                     Time
Match 1           #1 ETSU vs. #4 Mercer            11 a.m. (ET)
Match 2           #2 Samford vs. #3 Furman      11 a.m. (ET)

Saturday, April 24
Match             Teams                                     Time
Match 3           Winner of 1 & 2                      2 p.m. (ET)

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