Greensboro (January 26, 2018) – The North Carolina A&T men’s tennis team is preparing for this weekends action against Wofford and Appalachian State. N.C. A&T will host the Wofford Terriers 1 p.m., Saturday at the Aggie Tennis Complex. It will serve as the Aggies 2018 home opener. After facing the Terriers, the Aggies will travel to Boone, N.C., Sunday at 3 p.m., to face the Mountaineers at Deer Valley Racquet Club/Yonahlassee Club.
In Saturday’s matchup against the Terriers, the Aggies are looking to find a way to defeat a team that has given them problems in the past. Wofford enters this contest (1-1) after a doubleheader last Saturday in which they defeated Bucknell 6-0 before falling to the Unviversity of North Carolina, 6-0. Thus far this season, it has been Lucas Cerbelli in the No. 1 spot and Julian Chousa playing in the No. 2 spot for the Terriers.
Wofford may come in and play some familiar faces, but they will be competing against different athletes this year. The Aggies coaching staff worked hard last year in developing the team and it showed by the time conference play started. The Aggies hope tough matchups in non-conference play will continue to give them an edge once Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play begins. Wofford will give the Aggies such a challenge after they finished 13-10 last season.
In Sunday’s matchup against the Mountaineers, the Aggies will face a team coming off a 5-2 loss to UNC Wilmington last Saturday. Before playing the Aggies, App State will travel to Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday to take on USC Upstate. App State will open Sunday’s doubleheader at 9 a.m., with a match against Lees-McRae before playing the Aggies in the afternoon.
N.C. A&T and App State last played two seasons ago when the Mountaineers won 7-0. Only junior Alex Brea and redshirt junior Campbell Stone are still on the Mountaineers reoster from that matchup. For the Aggies, seniors Brett Caban, Dreshaun Jarmon, John Wilson IV, and junior Nicolas Arduh remain on the roster from two years ago.