CHARLESTON, S.C. – Men’s tennis wraps up fall play this weekend with the home-hosted Last Chance Fall Invite, a three team tournament set to take place at the College of Charleston Tennis Center on Patriots Point.
Competing against two highly ranked opponents in Virginia Tech and Georgia State, the Cougars – who have enjoyed a strong fall season – begin play Friday morning at 9 a.m.
“It’s a great opportunity to end our fall season on a good note,” said men’s tennis head coach Jay Bruner. “I’m really looking forward to getting underway tomorrow, our guys have been working hard and I know they’re excited to get out on the courts as well.”
The Cougars will be led by Stephen Hardy (Fairfax, Va,) and Charlie Ghriskey (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) as well as the potent doubles tandem of Josh Record (Tallahassee, Fla) and Rodrigo Encinas (Santiago, Chile).
For coach Bruner it marks the first visit to the Lowcountry by his alma mater, Virginia Tech, where he served as co-captain of the team his junior and senior seasons and helped lead the Hokies to their first-ever NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 1999.
“It’ll be fun to see those guys, especially coach Thompson, but we’re focused on ourselves and performing as best we can as a team.”