Pirates To Host ECU Fall Shootout At River Birch Tennis Center

UABSPORTS.COM Nicolas Soriano
Nicolas Soriano

Sept. 19, 2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina University men's tennis team will host its first home event of the season as five teams compete in the ECU Fall Shootout, which will be held at the River Birch Tennis Center from Friday to Sunday. Joining the Pirates in the tournament will be players from Coastal Carolina, James Madison, Navy and Richmond.

No team scoring will be utilized this weekend. Instead, the players will be competing as individuals in a flighted tournament.

Maps, directions and River Birch Tennis Center information can be obtained by clicking HERE. There is no admission charge for ECU home tennis matches.

Matches will begin at 11 a.m. Friday morning and conclude Sunday morning. Play gets underway Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.

"We're very appreciative of the city of Greenville for the use of this outstanding tennis facility," Pirate head coach Shawn Heinchon said. "We've been able to host the tournament at this venue for the past few years and all the teams that have come in really enjoy competing here."

The event is ECU's second tournament of the fall after the Pirates participated in the UNCW Fall Invitational two weeks ago. Freshman Miles Holvoet captured the 'D' singles flight, while duo of junior Damien Brenard and freshman Fredric Lehfeldt claimed the 'B' doubles flight of the tournament.