Friday, March 15, 2013

No rest for UIS tennis squads following long trip

Thursday was a travel day for the University of Illinois Springfield men’s and women’s tennis teams as they made a 899-mile, 13-hour drive home from Hilton Head, S.C.

It’s safe to say that they probably want a day of rest today, but that’s not going to happen.

The Prairie Stars open the home portion of the spring schedule today and Saturday with the Hack Kellner Invitational at Washington Park. The men’s field for the dual match event consists of six teams, while it is a four-team field on the women’s side.

UIS has posted a 2-5 men’s team record since the season began earlier this month. Their female counterparts have a 2-3 record.

The men’s squad is a mix of old and new players. The four new players are all from Spain.

The team was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 15, 2013.

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