2018 Men's Tennis
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The Point men's tennis team looks to build on a 2016 season in which they posted a program-high 14 wins.
Men's Tennis - Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Entering his fourth season as head coach, Chad Simpson and his Skyhawk men's tennis team look to build on a 2016 season in which they finished with a program-high 14 wins and a 4-3 record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


The Skyhawks will face six Division I teams, five teams ranked in the top 25, and will play 28 dual matches, including eight doubleheaders during their 2017-18 campaign.  Point also makes its annual spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C. from March 5-8, where they will face a pair of universities from Michigan, Spring Arbor University, March 6, and Lawrence Technological University, March 7.


"We are going to play a lot of tennis, and our men are going to be up for the challenge," commented Coach Simpson, "We aim to be a top 10 program this year so I added a lot of tough teams to our schedule.  It is a testament to our program's reputation that so many Division I and top-25 teams want to play us, because they know that Point tennis competes hard while honoring the game.  I am excited to toughen up our guys physically and mentally with this schedule and to see their games peak in April."


The Skyhawks will look to returners, junior Steven Tracy (Saint Simon's Island, GA), junior Kyle Howell (Guyton, GA) and junior Kaleb Sosebee (Jefferson, GA) along with newcomer Patrick Tobacco (Hendersonville, N.C.), a sophomore transfer from The Citadel (S.C.), to lead the way for the Skyhawks this season.


Tracy leads all returners from last season with 15 singles wins in 31 matches, and Howell finished last season with a 9-15 singles record.   Sosebee was 4-4 in singles a season ago, and Tobacco, a Division I transfer from the Citadel, will look to bolster the Skyhawks' starting five rotation.  In total, Point returns three juniors and adds five transfers and three incoming freshman.


Point begins its season at the Middle Georgia State University Invitational, Sept. 8-10, in Cochran, Ga.  The Skyhawks begin their home schedule during the spring season when they host both Birmingham Southern and Brewton-Parker College on Saturday, Feb. 3.  Conference play begins when Point hosts Milligan on Friday, Feb. 16.