Men’s tennis to wrap fall slate this weekend at Alabama
Thursday, November 9, 2017
By Russell Vannozzi
Men’s tennis to wrap fall slate this weekend at Alabama

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Lipscomb men’s tennis team has made improvements throughout its fall season, and this weekend offers the Bisons one more crack at outside competition before the end of the calendar year.

Alejandro Manzanares, Daniel Cardenas, George Wong and Pedro Uribe will make the trip to Birmingham to participate in the 2017 CCB Collegiate Invitational. Manzanares will compete in the top singles division – the Crimson Draw – and he will team with Cardenas in doubles play. Wong and Uribe represent Lipscomb’s other doubles pairing.

An interesting wrinkle to the tournament is that it will be played on a clay surface, rather than the hard courts the Bisons usually play and practice on.

The 12-team tournament will begin at 9 a.m. each day.  

2017 CCB Collegiate Invitational information

Dates: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12

 Location: The Country Club of Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama)

Admission: Free

Participating teams (12): Lipscomb, Alabama, Portland, Miami, Southern Miss, Tennessee, ETSU, Troy, UAB, Tulane, Samford and South Alabama

Divisions: 3 singles divisions (Crimson, White and Houndstooth) and 3 doubles division (Crimson, White and Houndstooth)

 

Draws

Singles:

Alejandro Manzanares, LIPSCOMB vs. Mathieu Garcia, PORTLAND (Friday, Nov. – 10 a.m.)

Daniel Cardenas, LIPSCOMB vs. Adria Soriano, MIAMI (1) (Friday, Nov. 10 – 10 a.m.)

Pedro Uribe, LIPSCOMB vs. Mikhail Esipov, SOUTHERN MISS (Friday, Nov. 10 – 11:30 a.m.)

George Wong, LIPSCOMB vs. Daniel Merker, SOUTHERN MISS (2) (Friday, Nov. 10 – 1:00 p.m.)

Doubles:

Cardenas/Manzanares, LIPSCOMB vs. Bisht/Merker, SOUTHERN MISS (Friday, Nov. 10 –  9 a.m.)

Uribe/Wong, LIPSCOMB vs. Donat/P. Garcia, PORTLAND (1) (Friday, Nov. 10 – 9 a.m.)