ROCK HILL, S.C. – The UNC Asheville men’s tennis team will begin play in the 2013 Big South Conference championships this afternoon when the Bulldogs take on Longwood at the Winthrop Tennis Center starting at 1 p.m.


Asheville is the eighth seed and faces the ninth-seeded Lancers in the first round of the tourney. The winner of today’s match takes on top-seeded Coastal Carolina on Thursday at 8 a.m.


Lise Gregory’s club beat Longwood earlier this year in Farmville, Va., 5-2. The Bulldogs were able to get the doubles point in that match and record wins in four different singles matches.


Senior Adrien Langeard has been Asheville’s top player this year at the #1 singles spot. He has posted a 14-3 record.