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Troy Men's Tennis set to being season at Southern Miss Invite

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -

The Troy men's tennis kicks off the 2012-13 season with a trip to Hattiesburg, Miss. this weekend for the 2012 Southern Miss Invitational.  The three day competition will feature some of the top teams in the region. 

The Trojans kick off the invitational on Friday with a singles match against UAB at 10:30 a.m., followed by another singles match against Lamar at 2:30 p.m.  Doubles play begins at 4:30 p.m. against South Alabama. 

On Saturday, Troy faces New Orleans at 10:30 a.m. and Nicholls at 2:30 p.m. in singles, before taking on Stetson in doubles at 4:30 p.m.  The Trojans wrap up the competition on Sunday, with doubles matches against UAB at 9:00 a.m. and New Orleans at 10:30 a.m. 

Results will be posted on TroyTrojans.com following the completion of each session. 

2012-13 looks to be a great season, as the Trojans return several key members from last year's squad.   

Anas Rouchdi returns as the lone senior after competing mostly at first singles in 2011-12, finishing with a team-high 10 wins.   

Seven juniors will be back this year, including Patrick Eichler and Mansingh Athare who won nine and seven matches, respectively.  Andre Stabile, a transfer from Texas Tech, will see his first action with the Trojans after sitting out last season.  Tommy Cundy, Tadju Davies, Sami Ghorbel and Andres Sanchez will also be called upon this season to provide leadership on and off the court.

Two freshmen will be looking to make their mark on the team this season, as Daniel Bustamante and Josh Hurd join the ranks.  Bustamente hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, while Hurd makes his way to the Trojans from Melbourne, Australia.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy Athletics Dept.

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