MSU Sports
9:25 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Eagle Tennis Prepares For OVC Tournament

Credit MSU Athletics

The 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Championship fields are set. Morehead State's women earned the third seed, while the men are seeded fifth in the six-team tournament. The three-day event will begin Thursday and takes place at the Heflin Tennis Center in Paducah, Ky.

The MSU women (11-10/8-2 OVC) open on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET against sixth-seeded Eastern Illinois. The Eagles defeated EIU 4-3 on March 15. The Panthers were ranked 74th in the nation at the time of the match. The men (9-9/4-5 OVC) will face fourth seed SIU Edwardsville at 11 a.m. Thursday. SIUE edged MSU 4-3 on March 16.

The JSU men earned the No. 1 seed while Belmont will be the No. 2 seed. On the women's side, Murray State is the No. 1 seed while Eastern Kentucky is the No. 2 seed. If the MSU women defeat EIU, they'll face EKU on Friday at 3 p.m. in the semifinals. Should the men advance, they are set to face off against JSU Friday at 11 a.m. in the semifinals.

2014 OVC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (all times are eastern)

MEN'S SCHEDULE

First Round - Thursday, April 17

Match 1 - #3 Austin Peay vs. #6 Eastern Illinois - 11 a.m.

Match 2 - #4 SIU Edwardsville vs. #5 Morehead State - 11 a.m.

Semifinals - Friday, April 18

Match 3 - #2 Belmont vs. Match 1 winner - 11 a.m.

Match 4 - #1 Jacksonville State vs. Match 2 winner - 11 a.m .

Championship - Saturday, April 19

Match 5 - Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner - 11 a.m.

WOMEN'S SCHEDULE

First Round - Thursday, April 17

Match 1 - #3 Morehead State vs. #6 Eastern Illinois - 3 p.m.

Match 2 - #4 SIU Edwardsville vs. #5 UT Martin - 3 p.m .

Semifinals - Friday, April 18

Match 3 - #2 Eastern Kentucky vs. Match 1 winner - 3 p.m.

Match 4 - #1 Murray State vs. Match 2 winner - 3 p.m.

Championship - Saturday, April 19

Match 5 - Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner - 3 p.m.