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Schedule changes announced for Saturday's action

Tennis moves indoors to Fairfield Glade, Baseball start moves an hour earlier

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech has made a couple of changes in the schedule of events Saturday.

The tennis teams were scheduled to play their first home matches Saturday. Instead, because of possible cold weather, the matches against Jacksonville State are moving to Fairfield Glade so they can be played indoors. The women’s match is at 9 a.m. and the men’s contest starts at 1 p.m.

The matches carry a lot of early-season importance in the Ohio Valley Conference race. Jacksonville State is picked second in both men's and women's tennis in the preseason OVC Coach's Poll whie the Tech men (2-2) were picked for third place and the Tech women (0-1) for fifth.

Meanwhile, the baseball game on Saturday against Cleveland State starts an hour earlier that originally announced. The start of the contest is moving to 1 p.m. (from original 2 p.m. start).  The Golden Eagles (2-1) are playing their first home games of the year with a three-game series against Cleveland State.

Friday’s home opener is still scheduled for 3 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday game times are now 1 p.m.

The Golden Eagle baseball team is coming off a solid performance at Georgia Southern where Tech won two of three games. OVC Pitcher of the Week Adam Liveratore is slated for Friday's starting nod, while starters on Saturday and Sunday are expected to be Matthew Shepherd and Tristan Archer.

To cap off Saturday's schedule of events on campus, the final home basketball games of the season are Saturday evening in Eblen Center. Tech hosts Jacksonville State with the women’s contest at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s afterward.

Both Tech teams are jockeying for higher seeds in the upcoming OVC Tournament, which begins next Tuesday, March 2.

Admission is free to the baseball games and tennis matches. For ticket information for the basketball games, call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center (931-372-3949).