Marshall Tennis Hosts ECU, Travels to Cincinnati

With the Conference USA Tournament approaching, the No. 53 Marshall University tennis team hosts its sole C-USA foe of the regular-season on Friday afternoon as MU is in action with East Carolina at 2 p.m. The Herd then plays at Cincinnati on Sunday.

Marshall enters the weekend with an overall record of 14-5, while ECU has a mark of 16-7. If the season were end today, MU would have the three-seed in the tournament while ECU would be the five seed. MU would have a first-round bye.

Despite not having a conference schedule, Marshall will be the fourth C-USA team the Pirates have faced. ECU is 1-2 in the previous three matches with its one win against Southern Miss and the two losses coming against Memphis and UCF. East Carolina is the only C-USA team on the schedule for the Herd until the tournament.

This will be the second ever match between the Herd and the Pirates as MU holds a 1-0 advantage. The last time the two teams shared the court was two years ago in C-USA Tournament action with the Herd winning 4-0.

MU then travels to Cincinnati on Sunday to face the Bearcats. UC is the first of two schools that MU ends the regular-season with. After Cincinnati, MU concludes its season at home against Pittsburgh.

Marshall and Cincinnati have played 13 times head-to-head and MU has won 12 of those contests. Cincinnati enters the weekend with a record of 7-12.  

Friday’s match with ECU is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Brian David Fox Tennis Courts. Live stats will be available by logging on to the front page of The match at Cincinnati has been changed from an 11:30 a.m. start to a 10 a.m. start.

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