SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team will open the 2012 dual season at the University of San Diego on Saturday. USD enters the match as the No. 27th-ranked team while the Mustangs are 47th in the latest ITA poll.
Head coach Nick Carless leads a lineup that posted a 14-7 mark a year ago and advanced to the NCAA Championship.
Cal Poly is led by junior Andre Dome, ranked 22nd in the first ITA poll, who enters the dual season with a 6-3 record having advanced through the qualifying rounds and playing in the ITA Championship this past fall.
Last season Dome posted a 19-5 singles record and was ranked in the top-100 for much of the season.
Also garnering national recognition is the doubles team of junior Jordan Bridge and sophomore Marco Comuzzo earning a ranking of 54. The duo compiled an 11-3 mark last season.
The Mustangs will compete against San Diego State on Sunday, Jan. 22.