COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State did not win a point vs. defending OVC regular season champion Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Despite losing 7-0, Daniel Bernal of TSU made it close with Syrym Abdukhalikov of Tech (1-9, 1-0 OVC) at #1 Singles taking the first set 6-3. Abdukhalikov bounced back to capture the second set 7-5 before winning the rubber match, the third and final set, 10-6.
Bernal, along with Branden McClain would drop the #1 Doubles decision to Abdukhalikov and Alejandro Augusto 8-3.
The Tigers (0-2, 0-1 OVC) are back in action on Sunday at they travel to Alabama to take on conference foe Jacksonville State.
Tennessee Tech 7, Tennessee State 0 Saturday, March 16, 2013 Cookeville, Tenn.
No. 1 - Syrym Abdukhalikov (TTU) def. Daniel Bernal (TSU), 3-6,
No. 2 - Alejandro Augusto (TTU) def. Branden McClain (TSU), 6-2,
No. 3 - Alvaro Cintas (TU) def. William Simmons (TSU), 6-1,
No. 4 - Vasily Eremeev (TTU) def. Jared Asher (TSU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Arturo Santa (TTU) won by default
No. 6 - Othon Lima (TTU) won by default