Tigers Play Well in Wins Over Mississippi Valley State
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tigers Play Well in Wins Over Mississippi Valley State
Photo by Sam Jordan- TSU Athletics

The Tennessee State men’s tennis team skunked Mississippi Valley State on Saturday morning, sealing a 7-0 victory before defeating the Devils 6-0 in the afternoon at the Hadley Park Bubble in the team’s home opener.

“Happy with the play today of the guys,” TSU Head Coach Monroe Walker III said. “They came out and set the tone early. We have to get back to work Monday and get ready for our match versus Cumberland.”

The men started the day off winning the doubles without a blemish. All three doubles teams secured 6-0 wins. Grant Maddox and Matt Brown teamed up for the No.1 doubles win, followed by Tom Parant and Jorge Rodriguez win at No. 2. The freshmen tandem of Kato Richardson and Larry Sloan rounded out doubles at No.3.

Atop the singles line up was Brown who was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Kyle Harris. Rodriguez assumed the No. 2 position winning 6-0, 6-0. Parant won No. 3 6-1, 6-0 over Jordan Freeman. The Tigers would then go on to rattle off three straight 6-0, 6-0 wins from Maddox, Richardson and Sloan playing at No. 4, 5, and 6 respectively.

TSU followed up that performance with six straight singles wins by the same score. The Tigers all won their singles match 6-0, 6-0. After a lineup change made Rodriguez open up at No. 1, Parant kept his No.2 position. Brown slid down to No. 3 playing in front of Maddox. Richardson and Sloan rounded out the singles line up at No. 4 and No. 5.

The Tigers are back in action on Feb. 23 against Cumberland.

Singles competition

  1. BROWN, Matthew (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle (MSVU) 6-1, 6-0
  2. RODRIGUEZ, Jorge (TSUM) def. SANSING, John (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  3. PARANT, Tom (TSUM) def. FREEMAN, Jordan (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  4. MADDOX, Grant (TSUM) def. TURNER, Roderious (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  5. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM)def. JOHNSON, James (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  6. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. NALEPA, Romello (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

  1. BROWN, Matthew/MADDOX, Grant (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle/FREEMAN, Jordan (MSVU) 6-0
  2. PARANT, Tom/RODRIGUEZ, Jorge (TSUM) def. SANSING, John/TURNER, Roderious (MSVU) 6-0
  3. RICHARDSON, Kato/SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. JOHNSON, James/NALEPA, Romello (MSVU) 6-0

Singles competition

  1. RODRIGUEZ, Jorge (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  2. PARANT, Tom (TSUM) def. SANSING, John (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  3. BROWN, Matthew (TSUM) def. FREEMAN, Jordan (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  4. MADDOX, Grant (TSUM) def. TURNER, Roderious (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  5. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. JOHNSON, James (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0
  6. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. NALEPA, Romello (MSVU) 6-0, 6-0

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