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Men's Tennis Opens Fall Play at Milwaukee Classic

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Release: September 11, 2012
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MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State men's tennis team will open fall play this weekend when it participates in the 37th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic at the Town Club in Fox Point, Wis.

"We always look forward to playing at the Milwaukee Classic," said Ball State head men's tennis coach Bill Richards. "It is an outstanding event with excellent teams and great tradition.  The tournament is played on clay and is a nice change for our players and one they enjoy. We will be short on preparation on that surface but will adjust as best we can."

Four universities will be represented in the men's round-robin event, including Marquette, Wisconsin, Ball State and DePaul. The Town Club features courts with a clay surface, which is unique to collegiate tournaments. Each round will consist of at least three doubles and six singles matchups or more. 

"The Town Club and Marquette University are generous hosts and the hospitality is amazing," said Richards. "It is always a popular event for the participants and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it."

At the conclusion of the weekend, there will be a singles champion and runner-up, doubles champion and runner-up and sportsmanship award.  The singles and doubles awards are based on a point system.

The tournament begins Friday and runs through Sunday.  You can follow the tournament at this link that the Milwaukee Media Relations department has provided for the most up to date information: http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/083012aaa.html and also on ballstatesports.com.

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