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October 22, 2008

Golden Eagles put up fight at ITA Fall Regional

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Every team's goal in a season is to win a championship. And a championship starts with practice. The Tennessee Tech men's tennis team knows how to win championships as they have won the past three straight OVC titles. But they also know that what it takes in practice. In order to be the best, you have to play the best.

That is what they did when they traveled to the Wilson/ITA Fall Regional held at the University of Kentucky Oct. 16-18. Sophomores Dean O'Brien and Josh Girling teamed up and advanced to the round of 16 before bowing out to one of the finalists.

"We played hard and showed some teams that we are there," said Head Coach Dan Silverstein. "These kinds of matches will help us come spring."

The men wrapped up their fall season with the ITA Regional with some strong showings. Besides the normal eight other teams in the OVC this spring, the men will travel to several strong regional teams including ACC opponent Florida State who reached as high as the top 15 last season.