LAKELAND, Fla. -- Barry University hosts the Florida Blue Sunshine State Conference Tennis Championships Thursday-Saturday at Beerman Tennis Center.
Play begins 9 a.m. Thursday with two quarterfinal men's matches. All the men's and women's quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday. Men's semifinals are set for 9 a.m. Friday, and the women's semifinals are slated to begin at 11:30. Backdraw matches will be played for both men and women on Friday.
The men's championship and third place matches will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, while the women's championship is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Backdraw matches will follow.
Barry's women are the No. 1 seed. The No. 2 nationally-ranked Buccaneers enter the tournament with a 19-0 record and will play eighth-seeded Tampa in Thursday's quarters at noon. The No. 3 nationally-ranked men's team is seeded third and come into the league championships with an 18-5 mark. The Bucs men's team meets sixth-seeded Florida Tech at 9 a.m. in the quarters. Top-seeded Lynn has a first-round bye on the men's side.
Barry's men fell to Lynn in last year's SSC Championship match. The Bucs women's team beat Lynn to win their second straight SSC title last year.
Fans can follow the SSC Championships through Barry's Tournament Central page:
2012 FLORIDA BLUE SSC TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Quarterfinals - Thursday, April 19
(Men) No. 4 Saint Leo vs. No. 5 Florida Southern
(Men) No. 3 Barry vs. No. 6 Florida Tech
(Men) No. 2 Rollins vs. No. 7 Eckerd
(Women) No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Nova Southeastern
(Women) No. 1 Barry vs. No. 8 Tampa
(Women) No. 3 Saint Leo vs. No. 6 Florida Tech
(Women) No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Florida Southern
* The No. 1-seeded men's team received a quarterfinal bye.
Semifinals & Backdraw - Friday, April 20
Men's Semifinal: No. 1 vs. Winner No. 4/5
Men's Semifinal: Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
Women's Semifinal: Winner No. 1/8 vs. Winner No. 4/5
Men's Backdraw: Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6
Women's Semifinal: Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
Women's Backdraw: Loser No. 1/8 vs. Loser No. 4/5
Women's Backdraw: Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6
Championships & Consolation Matches - Saturday, April 21
Men's Championship: Semifinal Winners
Men's Third Place: Semifinal Losers
Women's Championship: Semifinal Winners
Men's Fifth Place: Backdraw Winner vs. Loser No. 4/5 (from Thursday)
Women's Third Place: Semifinal Losers
Women's Fifth Place: Backdraw Winners
Women's Seventh Place: Backdraw Losers