Spring 2022 Men’s Tennis Program Announcement and Fall Results
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee – Middle Tennessee Men’s Tennis Head Coach Jimmy borendame announced the spring 2022 calendar on Thursday.
The 28-game spring roster will begin on January 17 and run through April 16. From there, the team will travel to Norfolk, Virginia to compete in the Conference USA tournament where the Blue Raiders are the back-to-back defending Conference Champions.
Borendame and his team will start the first four games of the season at the Adams tennis complex, starting with our season opener C-USA Southern Miss and ending with Butler.
After the home stand, the team will hit the road for three straight games against Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and an opponent TBD during ITA launch weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Once the team returns from their stand, they will rebound from Murfreesboro to our opponents, taking on six power-five opponents at Louisville, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Auburn and Michigan State in seven games.
“This year’s schedule is filled with tough games,” said Borendame, “17 of the 21 dates on our schedule we will face an opponent in the ITA Top 75. There are 15 potential opponents to the power of five, this that will define we are ready for a great opportunity in a national ranking. “
The team will then hit the road for a five-game road trip, with stops in Montgomery, Alabama for the Blue Gray Championship and road games in Oklahoma State and South Florida.
Over the next seven games, the Blue Raiders will play five at home and encourage fans to pack the Adams tennis complex. Fans will take part in promotional events during most home games, these need to be announced.
“We have a number of great home games at the Adams Tennis Complex. Really catch our fan base in games, we have done an amazing job using our seventh man, our fans and our loyal supporters,” said Borendame.
Middle Tennessee men’s tennis will have a fight with Lone Star State schools in late March, hitting the road to face C-USA’s foe SMU in Dallas and Rice in Houston. The team will return to Murfreesboro to face Texas Tech at ATC.
To complete the regular season schedule, the Blue Raiders will play a home double against Memphis and Alabama A&M before traveling to Wichita, Kansas to face the Shockers and Tulsa who both finished the previous season in the Top 75. of the ITA.
The Blue Raiders will end the regular season by welcoming five power-five teams to Murfreesboro, which is a program record. Middle Tennessee will then look to defend their back-to-back C-USA titles April 22-24 in Norfolk, Va.
Fall Singles Results (42-37)
Oskar Brostrom Poulsen – (7-1)
Stijn slump – (7-4)
Chris edge – (5-2)
Jean Chin – (5-5)
Stepan Holis – (5-6)
Francisco rocha – (4-4)
Pavel Motl – (4-4)
Lucas Olivier – (3-5)
Mattia Bernardi – (2-6)
Fall results in doubles (35-46)
Motl – (6-5)
Sag – (5-6)
Olivier – (4-3)
Edge – (4-3)
Rocha – (4-3)
Holis – (4-5)
Poulsen – (3-6)
Bernardi – (3-7)
Chin – (2-8)
Coach Borendame got a glimpse of his squad this fall, competing in one of the toughest fall schedules he has assembled as a head coach. The Blue Raiders competed in the Coach Dale Short Shootout at home, then traveled across the state to Knoxville to play in the ITA Regional Championship against Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, among others.
The team then made stops in Illinois, California, Oklahoma and South Carolina at various events before closing the fall period on November 7.