Four Golden Eagles to compete in Southern Intercollegiate tourney

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech tennis coach Kenny Doyle will take four Golden Eagles to Athens, Ga., this weekend to compete in the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Championships, scheduled for Friday through Monday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia.

Seniors Alex Chen and Justin Kirstein and sophomores Syrym Abduhkailikov and Vasily Eremeev will represent Tech in the singles portion of the tourney, while Kirstein and Eremeev will also team up to compete in doubles.

The 2011 tournament features participants from 26 schools including Auburn, The Citadel, Davidson, Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Liberty, Lipscomb, LSU, Mercer, Minnesota, Mississippi State, NC State, Samford, South Carolina, Stetson, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Winthrop. This is the 44th edition of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, and it is the oldest fall college tennis tournament in America.

The field will be divided into three singles divisions and two doubles divisions, and there will be a champion from each division.

Results from each day's play will be posted on TTUsports.com.