MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's tennis faced host Middle Tennessee Sunday in the final day of the Coach LaLance Invitational.
As was the case the previous two days vs. Vanderbilt and Memphis, the Bruins had bursts of strong play and promising signs, but simply could not earn results.
Freshman Arthur Toledo (Greenacres, Fla.) continued to be a weekend bright spot, winning set two over the accomplished Pavel Motl of Middle Tennessee before falling 10-7 in the third.
"As a whole, this weekend was designed for our guys to get matches in and get match-ready for our season opener next week," Belmont Director of Tennis Mauricio Antun said. "Much like preseason football or basketball, we were able to see our players in different situations, different surroundings against high-level competition before team records count. We expected, and received, tough competition, and it will make us stronger the rest of the spring. We will work hard this week in practice to practice for Saturday and invite Belmont fans to cheer us on."
Belmont opens official team play Saturday, Jan. 18 at Vanderbilt. First serve is set for 4 p.m. CT.