Men’s tennis swings into action against Piedmont, Saturday

SEWANEE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2014) – The defending SAA champion Sewanee men's tennis team will swing into action with a 12:00 p.m. match against Piedmont, Saturday.

In 2013, the Tigers finished 14-6 overall Connor Winkler was named the SAA Newcomer of the Year. He was joined on the All-SAA Team by Eric Roddy, who finished with 12 wins in singles and 11 victories in doubles.

Last September, Rand Jackson and Roddy and the Tiger duo of Winkler and Avery Schober (doubles) all played their way into the third round of the prestigious ITA Regionals.

 Along with the returners, nine freshmen join long-time head coach John Shackelford's team this spring.

Piedmont enters the match after being picked fourth in the USA South Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Lions feature four seniors that combined to go 29-19 in singles last season.

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