June 6, 2012
Hokies picked to compete in ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Tech selected in ITA draft on Tuesday

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's tennis team will compete in the 2013 ITA Kick-Off Weekend January 25-28. The Hokies will travel to Duke to play Northwestern on the opening day.

Tech was selected as the No. 3 team and will face No. 2 Northwestern. No. 1 and host team Duke will play No. 4 Middle Tennessee State. The two winning teams will face each other on the second day of competition while the other two teams will meet in a consolation match.

Duke finished the 2012 campaign ranked eighth in the ITA standings. Northwestern was 42nd while Virginia Tech finished 45th overall. MTSU was 46th in the final ITA rankings of the season.

There are 15 sites selected to compete in the opening weekend. The 15 schools that win both matches at these events will be invited to play in the Feb. 15-18 ITA National Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Washington.

For updates on Virginia Tech men's tennis, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MTennis).

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