Rain Delayed SBC Tennis Tourney Set To Begin

MONROE, La. (4/18/08) It looks like the rain has cleared in Monroe, La., and North Texas’ Sun Belt Tournament first-round tennis match versus Florida Atlantic is tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m.


The conference is unsure at this time when or if the second round matches will be played tonight.


Strong storms that pelted the DFW area last night moved into the Monroe area Friday morning. Stay tuned to MeanGreensports.com for updates on the tournament.


The winner of the match with FAU will move on to the second round to play No.3 Florida International. That match was originally slated for 3:30 p.m. today, but it is unclear at this time how much the weather will affect the start time. 


“This is definitely the most exciting part of our season,” said head tennis coach Sujay Lama. “Our goal from day one has been to peak at the Conference Championship. We are playing our best tennis right now and I am so impressed with the poise and maturity the young players have shown in the last couple of weeks. This team is capable of doing some special things this week."


The Mean Green has already faced the Owls earlier this season where they defeated them 7-0. FAU heads into the SBC Tournament having lost their last five matches while North Texas is coming off a 5-2 victory over Arkansas State.




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