Vanderbilt to host 2014 SEC Men's Tennis Tournament
April 14, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center will be home to some of college tennis' best over the coming days, as Vanderbilt University is set the host the 2014 Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Tournament.
Tournament play kicks off on Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. as No. 12 seed Arkansas and No. 13 seed LSU vie for a chance to play fifth-seeded Mississippi State on the second day of action.
Admission is free for all 12 of the tournament matches.Fans are encouraged to park in the 25th Avenue garage via the Highland Avenue entrance.
The SEC is arguably the best conference in collegiate tennis, with eight teams in the top 30 as of Monday evening.
Not only does the SEC Tournament feature some of the top teams in the country, it also will feature 12 All-Americans from a season ago.
"We are extremely excited to host the 2014 SEC Men's Tennis Tournament," said Vanderbilt head coach Ian Duvenhage. "This will be a great opportunity for the community to see some of the best tennis teams in the country go head-to-head."
Vanderbilt comes into the single-elimination tournament as the No. 8 overall seed and will open play on Thursday at 3 p.m. against ninth-seeded Auburn. The winner will advance to play top-seeded Georgia on Friday at 3 p.m.
The Commodores have one SEC tournament title to their name, coming after a 4-0 win over Florida in the 2003 tournament in Oxford, Miss. That season, Vanderbilt finished 27-4 and was the runner-up in the NCAA Championship after falling 4-3 to Illinois.
This will be the third time since the SEC adopted the team format tournament format in 1990 that Nashville is the host site. The conference tournament also came to the Music City in 1992 and 2004.
Complete coverage of the 2014 SEC Men's Tennis Tournament can be found by visiting VUCommodores.com. For live coverage of the matches, visit the SEC Tournament Central also located on the Vanderbilt Athletics homepage or follow @SECMTennis on twitter.
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