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Junior Ben Brocker and the Rockets will play three matches this weekend.

Toledo Will Host Binghamton and Northwestern Ohio on Saturday; Travel to No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday

Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 01/24/2013
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Toledo, OH - The Toledo men's tennis team will host two matches on Saturday, Jan. 16 against Binghamton and Northwestern Ohio, before traveling to No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 17.

The weekend-opening match against the Bearcats is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start at the Shadow Valley Tennis Club in Maumee, OH, while the evening match with the Racers will begin inside the Shadow Valley Central Club in Toledo at approximately 7:00 p.m. The finale is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start time versus the Buckeyes at the OSU Varsity Tennis Courts.

"We're looking forward to another tripleheader weekend," UT Head Coach Al Wermer said, "This is the time of year when our weeks are short and our focus is on improving match preparation and play. I see every player getting better, and our team spirit has also continued to climb coming out of the Holiday Break."

Toledo (4-2) is coming off a solid performance last weekend, finishing with a 2-1 record while only losing to 16th-ranked Illinois in a match played with an alternative format last Saturday. UT rebounded with a doubleheader sweep the next day over Walsh at home, 6-1 and Detroit on the road, 4-3.

The Rockets have benefited from consistent play by sophomores Tomas Stillman, Grant Adams and Nicky Wong through six matches this season. Stillman holds a 3-1 record at No. 1 singles and Adams is undefeated at the No. 2 position with a 4-0 ledger. Wong is a combined 4-1 at No. 2, 3 and 4 spots.

The Midnight Blue and Gold will square off with Binghamton for the first time ever. Saturday's afternoon match is the season opener for the Bearcats. Northwestern Ohio visited the Rockets for the first time last season with UT winning by a 6-1 tally. Toledo and Ohio State have met numerous times, most recently on Jan. 29 last season with the Scarlet and Gray claiming a 4-0 victory over the Rockets.

Follow the Rockets on Twitter (@RocketTennis) and visit utrockets.com for all of the latest updates on the men's tennis team.

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