WILMINGTON, North Carolina – It will be an early wake-up call for six UNCW men’s tennis players Thursday when the ITA Carolina Men’s Tennis Regional kicks off at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.

In the singles draw, sophomore Santtu Leskinen will battle Clemson’s Christian Harris at 8:30 p.m., junior Kaue Pereira is scheduled to face East Carolina’s Nicholas Soriano at 9:30 a.m., junior Zach Hublitz will take on the College of Charleston’s Crescente Lesser at 10:30 a.m., sophomore Christiaan Van der Burgh plays N.C Central’s Fabrice George at 11 a.m., senior Rafael Aita faces Winthrop’s Peter Nagovnak at 11:30 a.m. and junior Sam Williams battles N.C. State’s Thomas Weigel at 11:30 a.m.

UNCW’s three doubles entries all play early Friday. Hublitz and Van der Burgh are lined up against UNC’s James Coxe and Ronnie Schneider in a 9 a.m. pairing, while Leskinen and Pereira meet Winthrop’s Yuta Hirokawa and Steven Patrick at the same time. Aita and Williams are seeded second in the draw and drew a first-round bye.

The tournament is the fourth appearance for the men’s team this fall.