November 1, 2012

Four Tech players competing this weekend in Alabama, South Carolina


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech tennis team will be trying to score points on two fronts this weekend, with players heading to tournaments in Alabama and South Carolina.

Coach Kenny Doyle will take two players, Ezequiel Gils and Alejandro Augusto, to Tuscaloosa to compete at the University of Alabama Fall Invitational. At the same time, graduate assistant coach Alex Chen will take the Tech tandem of Artem Tarasov and Vasily Eremeev to Rock Hill, S.C., to play at the Carolinas Invitational at Winthrop University.

“Both of these tournaments are really well-run events, and both will offer excellent opportunities for our players,” Doyle said.

It’s the final weekend of the fall portion of the schedule for the Golden Eagles, who have recorded several impressive victories during the past two months.

At Alabama, Augusto is in the top singles bracket, called the Bear Bryant Draw, where he is scheduled to face Daniel Leitner of South Alabama Friday after doubles play is completed.

In the Ray Perkins Draw, Gils is listed as facing Rens van der Vis of Alabama, also following doubles action.

In the Ray Perkins Draw for doubles, Gils and Augusto are matched up against Takuma Ohashi and Cedric Rutsaert of Tulane at 9 a.m. Friday.

At Winthrop, Eremeev and Gils are in different halves of the Division I singles bracket and each opens play Friday at 2 p.m. Eremeev’s first contest is against Adam Knutsson of Gardner-Webb, while Tarasov will face Adrien Rossignon of Campbell.

In doubles, Gils and Eremeev will face Ben Barnette and Henry Menzies of South Carolina at 1 p.m. Friday.

Results for the Golden Eagles in both tournaments will be posted on TTUsports.com when they become available.