BOCA RATON, Fla. – (April 15, 2019) – The Florida Atlantic University men’s tennis team has earned the No. 1 seed at the upcoming 2019 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Men’s Tennis Championship, to be held Friday through Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The Owls (17-9) will face off against No. 8 seed UAB (8-11), in Match No. 1 this Friday, April 19, with a scheduled first serve time of 11 a.m. Eastern. Earlier this year in Boca Raton, the Owls topped the Blazers, 6-1. The winner moves on to the semifinal round to play either No. 4 Charlotte or No. 5 Rice.
At last season’s 2018 C-USA Championship, FAU made a tremendous run to the final match in Charlotte, falling just short against Old Dominion. The program is looking to take that next step this weekend to claim its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2002.
Middle Tennessee is the host school for the championship, to be held at the Adams Tennis Complex. Live stats will be made available for all seven matches over the course of the weekend. Fans can follow along at MT’s Tournament Central site, and with the Owls on Twitter at @FAUMensTennis.
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Florida Atlantic University Athletics:
FAU Athletics is comprised of 21 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student-athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, beach volleyball, cheer and dance. The Owls are a NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and compete in Conference USA and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) (beach volleyball, men’s swimming). The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and are a perfect 3-0 in bowl games, the most recent being a 50-3 victory over Akron in the 2017 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl. The dance team finished its 2014 season No. 8, nationally. FAU cheer won a national championship in 2016.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.…