What you need to know
* The Panthers will open the Sun Belt Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed, facing No. 8 Coastal Carolina.
* The team is 12-10 on the season (2-1 SBC), winning three of its last four matches.
* First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the Peachtree City Tennis Center.
ATLANTA- The Georgia State men’s tennis team will open the Sun Belt Conference Championship Friday as the No. 1 seed for the third year in a row, facing the No. 8 seed Coastal Carolina.
The team is 12-10 overall (2-1 SBC) and looks to earn its second tournament title in a row and the first under head coach Jonathan Wolff.
Singles play is led by Giles Hussey, who has earned 14 victories this spring. The junior is 14-4 overall, winning his last six matches.
Senior Andrei Andrukhou leads the team with three singles clinches, most recently clinching the home finale against UNCW. The Minsk, Belarus native plays exclusively at the No. 1 position, winning eight matches in dual play.
Jack MacFarlane and Hussey lead the team in doubles play, going 6-3 at primarily the No. 2 position. The pair leads the team in doubles point clinches, clinching the last three in a row. Andrukhou and Bailey Showers also lead the team in doubles, playing together in just five matches but earning four victories.
Coastal Carolina is 6-14 this season, dropping both of its conference matches. The Chanticleers have lost their last nine matches, with their last win coming at the beginning of March.
First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Peachtree City, Ga. The tennis center is located 30 miles south of Atlanta, off exit 61 on i85 South. Admission to the tournament is free.
Live stats for all matches will be available on the Championship Central page at SunBeltSports.org. Live streaming will be available for the semifinal and championship matches, and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
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