BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s tennis team will be the eighth seed in this year’s Big South Conference championship that will be held at Gardner-Webb University starting on Tuesday.


The Bulldogs will battle ninth-seeded Longwood in Tuesday’s first round match starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday’s winner will face Big South regular-season champion Presbyterian College Wednesday in the quarterfinals at 8 a.m.


A young Asheville team with no seniors on the roster went a deceiving 7-14 this year with a 1-7 BSC record. The Bulldogs lost five matches by a 4-3 score, including three in league play.


Asheville’s lone BSC win was a 7-0 home triumph over Longwood back on March 1.



Tuesday, April 15 - First Round

Match 1: No. 8 UNC Asheville vs. No. 9 Longwood, 8:00am ET

Wednesday, April 16 - Quarterfinals

Match 2: No. 1 Presbyterian vs. Winner Match 1, 8:00am ET

Match 3: No. 4 Campbell vs. No. 5 Radford, 8:00am ET

Match 4: No. 2 Winthrop vs. No. 7 Gardner-Webb, 11:30am ET

Match 5: No. 3 Liberty vs. No. 6 Coastal Carolina, 11:30am ET

Thursday, April 17 - Semifinals

Match 6: Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3, 10:00am ET

Match 7: Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match 5, 10:00am ET

Friday, April 18 - Championship

Match 8: Winner Match 6 vs. Winner Match 7, 2:00pm ET