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Men's Tennis Travels to Bobby Bayliss Invitational

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 10/03/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team will return to action this weekend by making the relatively short jaunt to South Bend, Ind., when they participate in the Bobby Bayliss Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.  The tournament has been a staple in the Broncos' schedule in recent years, when it was called the Tom Fallon Invitational; this is the first year in which the tournament has been named for Bayliss.

The field will be a competitive one for the Broncos, who will see three nationally ranked teams filling the courts at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.  Joining WMU will be the #31 Fighting Irish as well as #45 Michigan State, #47 Louisiville, and the Cleveland State Vikings.

Similar to the Broncos' own Jack Vredevelt Invitational, players will be grouped in pools, and the tournament will follow a point system based on match wins in certain pools. At the end of the weekend, the points will be tallied to crown a Most Outstanding Player and an all-tournament team for the invitational.

The entire Broncos' line-up will be in tow in South Bend, including senior Nadin Indre, who competed earlier this week at the ITA All-American Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.  The Broncos have been sharp in singles play to start the season, with Indre and Ruben Greiner winning their respective singles draws at their last tournament, the Purdue Fall Invitational.  Pablo Mora lost just one singles match that weekend before winning the Flight B Singles Back Draw.  WMU is a combined 33-19 (.635) in singles play this year.