ECU Tennis Previews

The East Central University women’s tennis team will play the majority of its Great American Conference matches over the next nine days. The Lady Tigers (3-12, 0-1 GAC) have played just one GAC match this season, falling to Southern Nazarene (4-5).

Henderson State is the first team on the list of league matches, set for Friday, April 4 at 3 p.m. in Arkadelphia, Ark. The Lady Reddies are 3-11 overall and 0-4 in the GAC having faced Arkansas Tech, Harding, Southeastern and Southern Nazarene already this season.

ECU will then face Ouachita Baptist, Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in Arkadelphia, Ark. The Lady Tigers have struggled this season falling to 0-13 overall and 0-2 in league play.

The next test will be a road match at Arkansas Tech, Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ATU is ranked No. 29 in the nation in the ITA polls and No. 2 in the Central Region. The Golden Suns are 12-2 overall and 4-0 in the GAC.

The Lady Tigers will then wrap up the GAC season with two home matches at Mayhue Courts. ECU will host Southeastern Oklahoma State, Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m. and Harding, Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

Southeastern is 4-8 overall and 1-1 in the GAC so far this season. Harding is currently ranked No. 10 in the Central Region and has a 9-4 overall mark and 2-0 GAC record.

Men’s Tennis Prepares to Open GAC Action

ADA – The East Central University men’s tennis team will play all three of their Great American Conference matches in a week, starting Saturday, April 5 at Ouachita Baptist at 10 a.m.

The Tigers are currently 6-8 overall and are ranked No. 9 in the Central Region.

OBU is 4-6 overall this season and moved into the No. 40 spot in the national ITA polls and No. 3 in the Central Region.

ECU will then be idle until Thursday, April 10 when they host Southeastern Oklahoma State at Mayhue Courts at 2 p.m. The Savage Storm are ranked No. 8 in the Central Region after starting the season 5-6.

The final GAC match of the year is set for Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m. at Mayhue Courts against Harding. The Bisons moved up to the No. 47 spot in the ITA national rankings and currently are tied for fourth in the Central Region.

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