Dalton State Tennis To Play In Grizzly Open

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - by James Beavers

The Dalton State men’s and women’s tennis teams will compete in the Grizzly open, Friday through Saturday at the Georgia Gwinnett College tennis facility.

Dalton State will be one of 15 colleges and universities from across the Southeast to compete in singles and doubles action. GGC tennis coach Chase Hodges says participating schools are from NCAA Division 1, II, and III, NAIA, and the NJCAA.

The Grizzly Open will begin Friday, Oct. 18, at 6:00 p.m. and continue Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day.

Dalton State tennis coach Zach Rogers said the tournament will be for individual honors and not a team competition. Singles matches will be best two-out-of-three sets, with a 10-point tiebreaker deciding third sets until the semifinal round, when the entire match is played out.

“Players will be divided into A, B, and C tiers in men’s singles, and A and B tiers in women’s singles,” explained Rogers. “A consolation bracket guarantees each player at least two matches.” All doubles matches will be eight-game pro sets.

Tournament entrants are from Alabama State, Austin Peay State University, Berry College, Dalton State, Georgia Gwinnett, Georgia Southwestern, Itawamba CC, Kennesaw State University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Point University, Presbyterian, Reinhardt University, UT Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech, and the University of West Georgia.

The GGA tennis facility is located at 100 Countryside Place in Lawrenceville, approximately half a mile north of the GGC main entrance on Collins Hill Road. Admission is free.

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