Southwestern men gear up for SCAC Championships

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Southwestern University men's tennis team earned the No. 6 seed for the upcoming SCAC Men's Tennis Championships set to begin Friday, April 25 in San Antonio the league office announced.

Southwestern finished the regular season 6-7 and will battle No. 3 seed Colorado College at 8 a.m. Friday. It will be the second meeting between the two schools in less than a week as they met in Georgetown on Sunday with the Tigers taking a 6-3 victory.

The Pirates are led by Niko Snovely who finished the regular season at 11-1 with all of the first-year players wins coming at the No. 1 position.

Egan Cornachione will enter the tournament with a 7-6 record as he went 5-5 at No. 2 singles and 1-1 at No. 3 singles. Cornachione was also 1-0 in an appearance at the No. 1 position and teamed with Zayn Evans to post a 2-0 record in doubles.

The host school, Trinity University, is the top seed for the fifth consecutive year, and the seventh-ranked Tigers will attempt to make it five-for-five in SCAC titles during that stretch.

Trinity, which defeated Colorado College, 9-0, in last year's title game, received a first-round bye and won't play until Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

The complete schedule is listed below:

Friday, April 25
Match 1: 8 a.m. - #4 Schreiner vs. #5 Austin College
Match 2: 8 a.m. - #3 Colorado College vs. #6 Southwestern
Match 3: 8 a.m. - #2 Texas Lutheran vs. #7 Centenary

Saturday, April 26
Match 4: 8 a.m. - #1 Trinity vs. Winner Match 1
Match 5: 8 a.m. - Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3
Match 6: 8 a.m. - Loser Match 2 vs. Loser Match 3
Match 7: 2 p.m. - Loser Match 1 vs. Winner Match 6 (5th Place Match)

Sunday, April 27
Match 8: 8 a.m. - Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match 5 (SCAC Championship Match)
Match 9: 8 a.m. - Loser Match 4 vs. Loser Match 5 (3rd Place Match)

For more information on the 2014 SCAC Men's Tennis Tournament, click here for the official website.

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