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Malte Stropp (center) will take his ITA Southern Regional title to New York this week, hoping to build on that title at nationals.
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MSUís Stropp Set To Travel To NYC For USTA/ITA National Indoors

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November 06, 2013
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – With the 2014 dual match season just around the corner, the 2013 fall campaign culminates in New York City, N.Y., this weekend as Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp will represent the Bulldogs in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, beginning Thursday, Nov. 6.

After capturing the 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Singles Championship last month, Stropp earned a bid to prestigious tournament, which features 32 of the nation’s top singles players and 20 of the nation’s top doubles squads. It is the second major of the collegiate tennis season.

Stropp, ranked 40th nationally, will begin play against North Carolina’s Brett Clark in the first round. The MSU senior will need five wins to capture the title of singles champion.

Play begins Thursday with the first round of singles, followed by the round of 16 and quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 8. Semifinals will be played Saturday, Nov. 9, with the championship match to be decided on Sunday, Nov. 10.

For more information on Mississippi State men’s tennis and updates on MSU throughout the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateMT), Facebook (HailStateMT) and Instagram (HailStateMT). Mississippi State Athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to http://www.fancred.com/go/hailstate/.

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