MTEN: Dawgs Open Season Today at MLK Invitational

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MTEN: Dawgs Open Season Today at MLK Invitational

Manuel Diaz
Manuel Diaz

The 10th-ranked University of Georgia men’s tennis team opens its 2021 season this weekend at the annual MLK Invitational Tournament, a three-day event from Jan. 16-18 at Georgia Tech’s Ken Byers Tennis Complex. The Bulldogs will face-off against No. 20 South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.

The weekend’s events follow an exciting week for the Bulldogs, during which three players — Trent Bryde, Philip Henning and Tyler Zink — earned top 100 rankings in the ITA preseason singles rankings. In addition, two Georgia doubles teams landed spots in the top 20 ITA doubles rankings; Bryde and Tyler Zink rank No. 8, while Henning and Blake Croyder check in at No. 18.

Georgia begins competition Saturday as the team takes on Georgia Southern at 9 a.m. On Sunday, the Bulldogs once again take the courts at 9 a.m., this time against the No. 20 South Carolina Gamecocks.

The Bulldogs will cap competition Monday against in-state foe Georgia Tech. The match is slated for 2 p.m. Players from all four teams will compete against each other without team score. This weekend’s events are closed to the public.

Next, Georgia returns home for an eight-match home stretch beginning with indoor matches against Mercer (Jan. 22), FSU (Jan. 24) and No. 8 NC State (Jan. 31). The Bulldogs’ indoor matches are closed to the public. Details concerning fan attendance at outdoor matches will be determined on a later date.

MLK Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Jan. 16
9 a.m. — No. 10 Georgia vs. Georgia Southern
2 p.m, — Georgia Tech vs. No. 20 South Carolina

Sunday, Jan. 17
9 a.m. — No. 10 Georgia vs. No. 20 South Carolina
2 p.m. — Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern

Monday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. — No. 20 South Carolina vs, Georgia Southern
2 p.m. — Georgia Tech vs. No. 10 Georgia

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