No. 14 Men's Tennis to host ITA Kickoff

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky men's tennis team returns to the Bluegrass Saturday to host three quality teams, No. 16 Wake Forest, No. 31 Minnesota and No. 41 Michigan, in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associations Kickoff weekend at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

The tournament, formally known as the ITA National Indoors Championship Qualifier, consists of four teams seeded one-to-four with the one seed (Kentucky) playing the four (Michigan) and the two seed (Wake Forest) playing the three seed (Minnesota).

The event will start with the Demon Deacons and Gophers squaring off at 10 a.m. EST. Kentucky will then face off against the Wolverines in the second match of the day at 2 p.m. EST. The winners of each match will play in the championship round Sunday at 2 p.m. EST for the chance to advance in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Boar's Head Sports Club at the University of Virginia, Feb. 12-15. The losing teams from the matches Saturday will play in a consolation match on Sunday at 10 a.m. EST.

The ITA Indoor National Championship tournament is the longest running national championship dating back to the 1973 season.

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