BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 12, 2013) - The pairings are set for the 2013 Sunshine State Conference Tennis Championships, which will be hosted April 18-20 at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Fla. Florida Tech is serving as the host for this year's tournament. The SSC is partnering with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission in hosting the event at South County Regional Park.

On the men’s side, No. 4 Rollins (11-8, 3-3 SSC) will play No. 5 Florida Southern (13-8, 2-4 SSC) in the quarterfinal at 11:30 a.m. Thursday's winners will play in Friday's men's semifinals at 11:30 a.m. with the loser of the Rollins/Florida Southern contest not playing again until Saturday's final day of action.

Barry rolled to the top seed in the men's bracket with an unblemished 20-0 overall record and 6-0 conference mark. The Bucs will enjoy a quarterfinal bye.

Lynn secured the No. 2 seed with a 14-5 overall record and 5-1 SSC slate. The Fighting Knights will tangle with No. 7 Eckerd at 11:30 a.m. in Thursday's quarterfinal round. The Tritons have one SSC match remaining against Saint Leo on Friday afternoon, but the outcome of the match will not impact their seed.

Similarly, Saint Leo has secured the No. 3 seed regardless of its outcome versus the Tritons on Friday afternoon. Heading into that match, the Lions have posted a 13-4 overall mark and a 3-2 conference record. They have secured the third seed by virtue of a 5-4 win over Rollins in the teams' regular-season meeting.

As such, No. 3 Saint Leo will face off with No. 6 Florida Tech (11-10, 1-5) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The losers of the Lynn/Eckerd and Saint Leo/Florida Tech matches will play each other in a Friday backdraw match.

South County Regional Park is located at 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton, FL. Admission is free to all matches of the 2013 SSC Tennis Championships.


Quarterfinals - Thursday, April 18
11:30 a.m.
No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Eckerd
No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Florida Southern
1:30 p.m.
No. 3 Saint Leo vs. No. 6 Florida Tech

Semifinals and Backdraw - Friday, April 19
11:30 a.m.
No. 1 Barry vs. Winner No. 4/5
Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
1:30 p.m.
Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6

Championships and Consolation Matches - Saturday, April 20
12:30 p.m.
Men's Championship: Semifinal Winners
2:30 p.m.
Men's 3rd Place: Semifinal Losers
Men's 5th Place: Backdraw Winner vs. Loser 4/5 (from Thursday)