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April 4, 2014

Tiger tennis teams gear up for conference play

Ada — The East Central University women’s tennis team will play the majority of its Great American Conference matches over the next nine days. The Lady Tigers (3-12, 0-1 GAC) have played just one GAC match this season, falling to Southern Nazarene (4-5).

Henderson State is the first team on the list of league matches, taking on the Tigers at 3 p.m. today in Arkadelphia, Ark. The Lady Reddies are 3-11 overall and 0-4 in the GAC having faced Arkansas Tech, Harding, Southeastern and Southern Nazarene already this season.

ECU will then face Ouachita Baptist, Saturday at 10 a.m. in Arkadelphia, Ark. The Lady Tigers have struggled this season falling to 0-13 overall and 0-2 in league play.

The next test will be a road match at Arkansas Tech, Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ATU is ranked No. 29 in the nation in the ITA polls and No. 2 in the Central Region. The Golden Suns are 12-2 overall and 4-0 in the GAC.

The Lady Tigers will then wrap up the GAC season with two home matches at Mayhue Courts. ECU will host Southeastern Oklahoma State, Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. and Harding, Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

Southeastern is 4-8 overall and 1-1 in the GAC so far this season. Harding is currently ranked No. 10 in the Central Region and has a 9-4 overall mark and 2-0 GAC record.

 

Busy week ahead for ECU men

ADA — The East Central University men’s tennis team will play all three of its Great American Conference matches in a week, starting 10 a.m. Saturday at Ouachita Baptist.

The Tigers are currently 6-8 overall and are ranked No. 9 in the Central Region.

OBU is 4-6 overall this season and moved into the No. 40 spot in the national ITA polls and No. 3 in the Central Region.

ECU will then be idle until Thursday, April 10 when it host Southeastern Oklahoma State at Mayhue Courts at 2 p.m. The Savage Storm are ranked No. 8 in the Central Region after starting the season 5-6.

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