Georgia State men, ULM women claim top seeds for 2017 Sun Belt Tennis Championships

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Tennis Championship Central
Men’s Bracket (PDF)
Women’s Bracket (PDF)

NEW ORLEANS – The 2017 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship brackets have been finalized with action set to begin from the City Park Tennis Center in New Orleans this Thursday.

For the first time ever, the semifinal rounds and championship matches of the tournaments will be broadcasted live on ESPN3 and available on the WatchESPN app. Announcers Drew Felios and Ken Thomas will have the call for Saturday’s women’s semifinals at 10 a.m. CT and men’s semifinals at 3 p.m. CT and the championship matches on Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. CT (women) and 2 p.m. CT (men).

The women’s tournament kicks-off the event on Thursday morning at 8 a.m. CT. All matches will take place on the main courts at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center in New Orleans, weather permitting. In the case of weather postponements, additional announcements will be made on the times and locations of all matches.

For a second consecutive year, the Georgia State men earned the No. 1 seed after they earned a 16-6 record and No. 37 ITA ranking this season. The Panthers are on an eight-match win streak and own two wins against opponents ranked in the Top 50 of the ITA rankings.

ULM went 13-1 this season with its lone loss coming to No. 11 Auburn. The Warhawks ride a 12-match win streak into the tournament and own wins against two teams in the Top 75 of the ITA rankings.

Thursday night the Sun Belt Conference will announce its postseason award winners and all-conference honorees at its postseason banquet.

For more information on the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tennis Championships, visit the championship central page on SunBeltSports.org. Live scoring will be available for all matches of the tournaments. Admission is free for all matches at the City Park Tennis Center.

Schedule of Events – City Park Tennis Center (New Orleans, La.)

Thursday, April 20
Women’s Match 1
Women’s Championship First Round: No. 8 Texas State vs. No. 9 Louisiana (8:00 a.m.)
Women’s Match 2
Women’s Championship First Round: No. 6 UTA vs. No. 11 Arkansas State (11:30 a.m.)
Women’s Match 3
Women’s Championship First Round: No. 7 Georgia Southern vs. No. 10 Appalachian State (11:30 a.m.)

Championship Banquet
Men’s and Women’s Tennis All-Conference and Individual Award Winners Announced

Friday, April 21
Women’s Match 4
Women’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 1 ULM vs. Winner WM1 (8:00 a.m.)
Women’s Match 5
Women’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 4 Troy vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina (8:00 a.m.)
Women’s Match 6
Women’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 3 Georgia State vs. Winner WM2 (11:30 a.m.)
Women’s Match 7
Women’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 2 South Alabama vs. Winner WM3 (11:30 a.m.)

Men’s Match 1
Men’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 1 Georgia State vs. No. 8 Louisiana (3:00 p.m.)
Men’s Match 2
Men’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 4 Troy vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina (3:00 p.m.)
Men’s Match 3
Men’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 2 South Alabama vs. No. 7 Appalachian State (6:30 p.m.)
Men’s Match 4
Men’s Championship Quarterfinals: No. 3 UTA vs. No. 6 Georgia Southern (6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 22
Women’s Match 8 (ESPN3)
Women’s Championship Semifinals: Winner WM 4 vs. Winner WM 5 (10:00 a.m.)
Women’s Match 9 (ESPN3)
Women’s Championship Semifinals: Winner WM 6 vs. Winner WM 7 (10:00 a.m.)

Men’s Match 5 (ESPN3)
Men’s Championship Semifinals: Winner MM1 vs. Winner MM2 (3:00 p.m.)
Men’s Match 6 (ESPN3)
Men’s Championship Semifinals: Winner MM3 vs. Winner MM 4 (3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, April 24
Women’s Championship Match (ESPN3)
Women’s Championship: Winner WM 8 vs. Winner WM 9 (10:00 a.m.)
Men’s Championship Match (ESPN3)
Men’s Championship: Winner MM 5 vs. Winner MM 6 (2:00 p.m.)

* – All times C.T. and subject to change

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