By Arthur Lewis/Assistant Sports editor

This Friday, the men’s tennis team will compete at the Louisville Fall Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville.Tennessee Martin, Wright State, Dayton, DePaul, Toledo, IUPUI, Morehead and Southern Illinois will compete against the Colonels in the tournament.

The team is very excited to have another opportunity to showcase its abilities. This will be Eastern’s first chance at doubles play this fall.

Sophomore Mario Simic and senior Chase Armstrong are paired together in doubles. Junior Tom Wospil and Sophomore Nic Brenner will team up together as well.

“Mario and Chase are really used to each other,” graduate assistant Stefan Hirn said. “Tom and Nic make a deadly combination when they are in the zone.”

According to Oertel, competition at the tournament will be fierce.

With a tough field of competition ahead, Eastern knows that it will have to have a solid performance to win the tournament.

“We’ve been working hard in practice,” sophomore Mario Simic said.

After this tournament, the Colonels have a break from school competition until Jan. 21, when they take on Wright State at home in its first meet of the spring season.

During this time, Eastern will mainly concentrate on physical improvement through strength and conditioning and working purely on the technical aspects of tennis.

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