In last year's matchup, the Lady Toppers squeezed by the Lady Knights in a 4-3 decision while the Hilltoppers fell 6-3.
The women's teams will duel at 8 a.m. (CT) and the men will follow at noon.
The Lady Toppers are coming off their fifth winning season in the past seven years and return all eight letter winners from last season's 10-6-1 squad.
Junior Monta Reinfelde headlines the returnees and looks to continue her dominance from the No.1 singles position. Reinfelde is coming off a 15-1 singles campaign in 2012 and has won 29 of her 34 career matches. Her .938 winning percentage in 2012 was the best mark from the No.1 singles position for WKU since Karina Ledaja's .944 winning percentage in 2004.
Reinfelde and sophomore Madeline Phillips partnered for a 10-3 doubles record and entered the 2012-13 season ranked as the 60th best duo by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Head coach Jeff True said the national ranking is the first for any WKU tennis players, men or women, in his 26 years of coaching on the Hill.
The Hilltoppers will lean on the experience of upperclassmen Josh Smith and Lance Freeman, who combined to win 14 singles matches in 2012. Smith, a junior, went 7-7 from the No.1 singles position in his first year with WKU.
Freeman, a senior, won four of five singles matches from the No.2 and No.4 slots last year and went a perfect 8-0 in doubles play.
Big things are also expected out of sophomore Andrew Fish, who led the 2012 Hilltoppers with a 9-4 record in singles play.
The Lady Toppers bring in one newcomer with freshman Gabby Crofford (Franklin, Tenn.) joining older sister Alex. The Hilltoppers feature five new faces in junior John Bauerle (Athens, Ga.) and freshmen Spencer Ray (Evansville, Ind.), Connor Shea (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Alex Stewart (New Albany, Ind.) and Alex Taranda (Minsk, Belarus).
True enters his 26th season on the Hill, the longest tenure of any WKU coach. True has piled up a combined 361 wins in a total of 38 seasons with the men's and women's programs.