Following a trip to Los Angeles last weekend, the IU men's tennis team heads home to Bloomington for matchups against Wright State University and Middle Tennessee State University on Friday.
MTSU is a familiar foe for IU, the Hoosiers having edged out the Blue Raiders 4-3 on the road February 9 last season.
“We beat them last year, and I think we’re in good shape to beat them again this year,” junior Zac Brodney said. “We need to take care of business.”
Despite the close loss to IU last year, MTSU finished as one of the best teams in Conference USA with a record of 22-5.
However, Wright State hasn’t tasted the same recent success as IU or MTSU.
The Blue Raiders finished 13-12 in 2018 and 2-5 in the Horizon League.
That said, Wright State has begun the season 2-1 with wins over Chicago State University and Belmont University last weekend.
With seven matches throughout February, including the start of Big Ten play, the gauntlet continues for IU after this weekend. IU's next four matches are at home.
The Wright State match begins at 12 p.m. Friday at the IU Tennis Center. The MTSU match follows at 6 p.m.
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