Air Force Opens '10-11 Season at Baylor Invitational
Sept. 23, 2010
The Air Force men's tennis team opens its 2010-11 campaign this weekend at the 10th annual Baylor HEB Intercollegiate Invitational at the Baylor Tennis Center. Action begins on Friday, Sept. 24th and will conclude on Sunday, Sept 26.
This year's tournament consists of 16 schools with over 90 student-athletes participating. The field includes seven players currently ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) national pre-season rankings including five of the top 30. In addition to an impressive singles draw, six of the competing doubles teams are ranked in the ITA's national pre-season poll.
The Falcons will send eight players, including five freshmen, to the tournament. Sophomore Lance Wilhelm leads the way after posting 20-14 overall singles record and a 13-9 mark at the No. 1 position last season. Senior captain Taylor Soster, who has 50 career doubles victories, will play doubles with Wilhelm this weekend. Air Force head coach Dan Oosterhous enters his second season at the helm of the men's tennis program.
The tournament will consist of a 64-player singles A draw and a 32-player singles B draw, as well as a 32-team doubles A draw and a 16-team doubles B draw. There will be consolation matches for flight A and B singles.
For complete draws and updates throughout the tournament, please visit the tournament web site.