May 1, 2007
Valdosta - The Valdosta State men will be begin defense of their NCAA Division II national title this week.
Both the VSU men and women's tennis teams are hosting NCAA regionals on Thursday and Friday.
After losing three of their first four matches, the VSU men have been on a roll by winning 14 of 16 matches and their first Gulf South Conference title in three years.
VSU tennis coach John Hansen said It's been an interesting year. We've been beset with injuries all year. Finally down here at the end we've got everyone back. Everybody is healthy, everyone is excited and ready to go.
The VSU women play Clark Atlanta at 11:30pm on Thursday.
The VSU men battle Fort Valley State at 5:30pm.
The regional finals are noon Friday for the women and 4:00pm for the men.
The winners advance to the national tournament next weekend in Orlando.