Men's Tennis Plays Three Straight Matches
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Men's Tennis Plays Three Straight Matches
Photo by Sam Jordan- TSU Athletics

TENNESSEE STATE at BELMONT
Thursday, Apr. 13 | 2 p.m. CT 
Nashville, Tenn.  

TENNESSEE STATE at TENNESSEE TECH
Friday, Apr. 14 | 1 p.m. CT 
Cookeville, Tenn.   

TENNESSEE STATE at JACKSONVILLE STATE
Saturday, Apr. 15 | 11 a.m. CT 
Jacksonville, Ala.  

OPENING SERVE: 

The men’s tennis team is set to take on three different opponents throughout the week starting on Thursday at Belmont at 2 pm. The Tigers will then head to Cookeville to take on Tennessee Tech on Friday; and will finish the weekend at Jacksonville State on Saturday morning.

LAST TIME OUT: 

TSU captured the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The team of Tom Parant and Kyle Burton earned a 6-1 win; while Shashank Nautiyal and Jorge Rodriguez played at the No.3 spot and captured a 6-2 victory to give the Tigers an advantage heading into singles play.

Burton dropped his first singles match of the spring season at No. 5 by a 6-3, 7-5 score.

Larry Sloan got his first singles action this season in conference play at the No. 6 slot. Sloan fought valiantly before losing in three sets.

ABOUT BELMONT: 

Belmont sports an 8-11 record while maintaining a 2-1 conference record. Two Bruins have a team high seven wins each. The Bruins are led by head coach Mauricio Antun.

ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH: 

The Golden Eagles sit on an unblemished 4-0 conference record. Five players have accumulated double-digit wins lead by Eduardo Mena with 18. The defending OVC champions are looking to repeat as they posted a perfect conference record last season as well.

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE STATE: 

Jacksonville State has a 9-7 overall record and currently holds a 2-2 conference record. The Gamecocks have nine members on the team. Andres Amores is at the helm of the program.

UP NEXT: The Tigers will close out the season on Monday Apr. 17 at Hadley Park on Senior Day. Match time is set for 3 pm. 

Singles Victory Leader: Burton (10)

Doubles Victory Leader-Team: BURTON, Kyle/PARANT, Tom (9)

Doubles Victory Leader-Individual: Burton, Parant (9)

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