NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University women's tennis opens the 2019 fall campaign this weekend in the APSU Fall Invitational in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The Bruins went 12-9 last season, including a 5-3 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play which earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.
Belmont returns eight letterwinners from last year's squad, as director of tennis Mauricio Antun likes the positive strides the women's program is taking.
"I am excited to watch our women compete again after a very successful season," Antun said. "We have a couple new players, which gives us the ability to see a few different doubles team and also see where we stand against a few OVC schools that will be playing during the weekend."
The newcomers include sophomore Somer Henry (Franklin, Tenn.), a local product who spent her freshman year at Indiana University. Belmont also welcomes freshman Taylor Trondson (St. Paul, Minn.) who gives the Bruins depth in singles and doubles.
There will be a local flavor, with Chattanooga, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin and Western Kentucky joining the Bruins and host Governors.
As is customary for fall season events, the tournament will be divided into three singles' flights and two doubles' flights.
Austin Peay will be providing live updates throughout the event.