Bulldog Netmen Open Season Friday.

STARKVILLE, Miss. - ­ The Mississippi State men's tennis team will begin its 2006 spring season this weekend at the SEC Coaches Indoor Championships. The event will be held at the Boone Tennis Center on the University of Kentucky campus and the Lexington Tennis Club.

All eight Bulldogs will be in action on Friday in singles and doubles competition. Seniors Florent Girod and Jose-Carlos Pinto, junior Ivan Bjelica, sophomores Pierre Mouillon and Philippe Frayssinoux and freshman Ryan Farlow will all compete A-draw singles while Freshman Eric Lim will compete in B-draw singles.

Four doubles teams will also begin play in first-round action on Friday. Bjelica and Pinto will pair for the fourth time of their careers. The sophomore tandem of Frayssinoux and Mouillon will compete together. Farlow and Girod will play together while sophomore Josh Irey teams with Lim to round out the doubles tandems for State.

After this weekend's action, the Bulldogs will begin preperations for their dual-match opener on Feb. 3 against UAB on the MSU campus.


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