Tech hosts pair of OVC matches against Austin Peay, Tennessee State

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team (2-11) begins its 2010 conference home schedule this weekend as it takes on Austin Peay and Tennessee State. The Lady Govs and the Tigers have a combined 14-8 record, with a 3-1 OVC record.

"The team is definitely excited to be back at home," head coach John Blair said. "Being on the road for the first four weeks of the season can get tedious, so this will be a great opportunity for us to catch our breath and relax a little."

The Golden Eagles begin their home conference schedule against Austin Peay Friday, at 7 p.m. Tech is 48-21 all-time against APSU, including a 3-3 record in their last six matches. The Lady Govs are 11-1 on the season and are 2-0 in OVC play, with wins over Murray State and UT Martin.
 
"Austin Peay looks strong and we will have our work cut out for us," Blair said. "We will need to be more consistent to be successful."
 
Tennessee Tech finishes the weekend on Saturday squaring off with the Tennessee State Tigers, at 2 p.m. The Golden Eagles are 33-6 all-time against the Tigers, and have won their last four meetings. TSU currently sits with a 3-7 record, with a 1-1 conference record, including a win against UT Martin and a loss to Murray State.
 
"Tennessee State looks to be resurgent this season splitting its first two OVC matches," Blair said. "We can't sleep on them and will have to be at our best when we face them."
 
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Tech vs. Austin Peay

Tech vs. Tennessee State