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Tennis packs bags for road matches this weekend

No. 13 Valdosta State men’s tennis will serve up another weekend on the road.

After losing to rival West Florida, who broke VSU’s winning streak last week, the men’s team will take on No. 25 West Alabama this Friday.

UWA will be one of three opponents for the Blazers this weekend. The Tigers defeated the Blazers in the conference tournament last season.

“We always go into a match thinking we’re going to win, but every one of us knows that that’s going to be a tough one; West Alabama knows it, too,” head coach John Hanson said.

The team will travel to Livingston, Ala., to play the Tigers and to Pensacola, Fla., to play Concordia on Saturday and Christian Brothers on Sunday.

During the 2012 season, the Blazers defeated all three of these opponents.

The No. 15 VSU women’s team will be traveling alongside the men’s team to Alabama and Florida.

In the 2012 season, the Lady Blazers defeated the Tigers 8-1.

As the teams travel from place to place, the players have to adjust to different surfaces, which is the most challenging part of playing away from home.


This story was written by Lia Armistead. 

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