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Times and Pairings Set for GSC Tennis Tournament

Taylor Brewster (Photo by UWF Sports Information)
Taylor Brewster (Photo by UWF Sports Information)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The West Florida men’s and women’s tennis teams have concluded regular season play, and both teams will head to the Gulf South Conference Tournament this weekend at the O’Conner Tennis Center and the Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala.  The tournament quarterfinals and semifinals will take place on Saturday, April 16, with the men’s and women’s championship matches to follow on Sunday, April 17.

On the men’s side, the No. 8 ranked Argonauts will enter the conference tournament as the second seed from the GSC East.  The Argos will face Harding, the third seed from the West, in the quarterfinals at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the O’Connor Tennis Center.  The UWF men’s tennis team last won the GSC championship in 2006, and the program has claimed eight conference trophies, including five under head coach Derrick Racine.

On the women’s side, No. 7 UWF will be the East Division’s top seed after an undefeated 5-0 record in conference play.  The Argonauts will face Ouachita Baptist, the fourth seed from the West, in the quarterfinals at 11 a.m. at Lagoon Park on Saturday.  The Argonauts are looking for their 11th conference championship, having last won in 2009.  The UWF women’s team has claimed seven GSC titles in 12 seasons under Racine.

Derrick Racine looks back at the regular season and previews the GSC Tournament on the Argonaut Weekly:

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GSC MEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Lagoon Park and O’Connor Tennis Center; Montgomery, Ala.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Quarterfinals
Match #1 (OTC), 8:30 am, W1 Ouachita Baptist vs. E4 North Alabama
Match #2 (OTC), 8:30 am, E2 West Florida vs. W3 Harding
Match #3 (OTC), 11:00 am, W2 Delta State vs. E3 Alabama-Huntsville
Match #4 (OTC), 11:00 am, E1 Valdosta State vs. W4 Christian Brothers

Semifinals
Match #5 (LP), 2:00 pm, Match #1 Winner vs. Match #2 Winner
Match #6 (LP), 4:30 pm. Match #3 Winner vs. Match #4 Winner

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Championship
Match #9 (LP), 9:00 am, Match #5 Winner vs. Match #6 Winner


GSC WOMEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Lagoon Park; Montgomery, Ala.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Quarter-Finals
Match #1 (LP), 8:30 am, W1 Delta State vs. E4 Valdosta State
Match #2 (LP), 8:30 am, E2 North Alabama vs. W3 Arkansas Tech
Match #3 (LP), 11:00 am, W2 Harding vs. E3 West Alabama
Match #4 (LP), 11:00 am, E1 West Florida vs. W4 Ouachita Baptist

Semi-Finals
Match #5 (LP), 2:00 pm, Match #1 Winner vs. Match #2 Winner
Match #6 (LP), 4:30 pm, Match #3 Winner vs. Match #4 Winner

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Championship
Match #9 (LP), Noon, Match #5 Winner vs. Match #6 Winner

* OTC: O’Connor Tennis Center
* LP: Lagoon Park

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Directions to Lagoon Park:
Coming South on I-85, take Exit #6, go right and go to the 4th traffic light and take a left on Plantation Way, you will see a Subway, Petro gas, Noland, Metromax car lot which turns into Lagoon Park Drive. Tennis Center on the right.

Coming South on I-65, exit at the first exit in Montgomery, which is North Blvd. Follow North Blvd. for several miles. Take a right at 3rd traffic light onto Plantation Way you will see a Subway, Petro gas, Noland, Metromax car lot which turns into Lagoon Park Drive. Tennis Center on the right.

Directions to O'Conner Tennis Center:
Coming South on I-85, exit (Ann Street) 3rd exit. Turn right at exit and go to the 3rd traffic light and turn left on Highland Ave. Go approximately 1 mile and turn right on Anderson Street. Tennis Center on the left.

Coming South on I-65, take I-65 south to I-85 North. Go to Ann Street (Exit 3) take a left and go thru 3 traffic lights to Highland Ave. take left and go approximately 1 mile to Anderson Street. Take right on Anderson Street. Tennis Center is on left.

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