ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis women’s and men’s tennis teams open the 2016 fall season by hosting the Billiken Classic Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.
The Billikens will be joined by Missouri-St. Louis and Quincy. Play begins at 9 a.m. both days.
The Saint Louis women return four players from their 2015-16 team that captured a school-record 20 victories (20-5). Among the returnees are senior Aspen Cervin, last year’s Atlantic 10 Conference Most Outstanding Performer; senior Eleonore Tchakarova, who joined Cervin on the All-Conference first team; and senior Verginie Tchakarova, a second-team All-Conference selection.Six players return to the Billiken men’s team, which finished 10-7 a year ago. The veteran group is led by junior David Ferragut, a first-team All-Conference performer.