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Men's Tennis Hosts 2013 Vredevelt Invite

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 09/12/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team will return to the court for the first time since the 2013 NCAA Tournament when they host the 2013 Vredevelt Invite at Sorensen Courts on WMU's campus.  The first time the Broncos have played at Sorensen since April 5 against Buffalo, WMU will see a largely veteran returning cast supplemented by a pair of newcomers take on a tournament field that includes Xavier, Cleveland State, Green Bay, Notre Dame, and Illinois State.

Among those returning for the Broncos will be senior Nadin Indre, who will enter the 2013 season ranked #124 nationally after another strong season for the Broncos.  Others returning from last year's line-up at the NCAA Tournament is Ruben Greiner, a mid-season addition in 2012-13 who made up the No. 1 doubles pairing with Indre; Andrew Cahn, who led the Broncos in singles wins last year with a 28-18 record; and Pablo Mora, who went 19-8 in dual match singles last year.  Newcomers include the Broncos' pair of freshmen, Zach Phillips and Matt Hamilton.  

The tournament will commence Friday at 4 p.m. with one round of doubles, immediately followed by a round of singles.  Players will return Saturday morning for a 9:30 a.m. round of doubles, followed by rounds of singles at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The tournament will conclude with two rounds of doubles on Sunday, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. respectively, and a round of singles at roughly 11 a.m.

The format of the tournament will be three flights in singles and two flights in doubles, with points awarded for victories.  An All-Tournament team will be named at the conclusion of the tournament, with the biggest points-earner getting the designation of Tournament MVP.