SUU Strategic Communications

Thunderbirds Hosting Two Conference Opponents this Week

March 26, 2013
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University men’s tennis will host a pair of matches this week, facing Eastern Washington and Idaho State.

SUU will look for its first victory of the season, having fallen 7-0 in each of its matches this year. The contest with Idaho State will be the second time in less than a week that the two teams have faced. Troy Benson narrowly missed a victory at No. 1 singles against the Benglas, losing by only a single break in the first and second sets 7-5, 6-4.

Both matches this week are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Thunderbird Tennis Courts and will be followed by the women, playing Eastern Washington and Idaho State at 2:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.

Scouting Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington will play Seattle on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nev. before heading North to face the Thunderbirds on Wednesday. The Eagles are currently 5-9 on the year, including a 2-3 record in the Big Sky Conference.

Scouting Idaho State

Idaho State will also have a match in Las Vegas, Nev. on Tuesday, playing Youngstown State, before making the trip to Cedar City on Thursday. The Bengals are currently 7-3 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 in league play.

Fledgling Thunderbirds

The men’s tennis team joins the Thunderbird family in 2013, becoming the newest sport on campus since the rebirth of the women’s volleyball program in 2009.

Walk the Walk

Southern Utah’s 2013 roster is made entirely of walk-ons.