The Saint Louis University men’s tennis team begins its fall season Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16, at the River Forest Collegiate Invitational in the Chicago suburb of River Forest, Illinois.


Joining the Billikens are Detroit, Eastern Illinois, Marquette, Northern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Valparaiso and Youngstown State.


Head coach Jon Zych welcomes back three players from last year’s team. They are senior Oscar Pachon, junior Justin Nogalski and sophomore Kenji Yanaba. SLU added sophomore Ignacio Tintore, who transferred from Saint Peter’s, and freshman Pavel Badaiants.


The Billikens’ fall schedule also includes the UMSL Invitational (Sept. 22) and the ITA Central Regional (Oct. 18-21) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.