Tigers Play Trojans in Day Two of Showdown
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Tigers Play Trojans in Day Two of Showdown

Murfreesboro, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s tennis team continued play in the Coach Dick Lalance Showdown in Murfreesboro, Tennessee against the Troy Trojans Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.­ 

TSU began doubles play with Grant Maddox and Pavle Popovic losing in the No. 1 slot 6-2. The Tigers would bounce back with an 6-3 No. 2 win from the team of Tanishq Mahendru and Shashank Nautiyal.

In singles, Pavle Popovic carried out the only win for the Tigers, defeating Troy’s Sam Bird in the No. 4 slot 7-5, 6-2. Three other Tigers had tough matches before falling to three of Troy’s veteran team, Maddox playing at No. 1, Nautiyal playing at No. 2, Mahendru playing at No. 3 and Popvic playing at No. 4.

Doubles
1. Mustapha Belcora/Andres Romero (Troy) def. Grant Maddox/Pavle Popovic (TSU) 6-2
2. Tanishq Mahendru/Shashank Nautiyal (TSU) def. Christopher Tasker/Shoaz Peeran (Troy) 6-3

Singles
1. Mustapha Belcora (Troy) def. Grant Maddox (TSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Christopher Tasker (Troy) def. Shashank Nautiyal (TSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Andres Romero (Troy) def. Tanishq Mahendru (TSU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Pavle Popovic (TSU) def. Sam Bird (Troy) 7-5, 6-2

UP NEXT: The Tigers will continue play at the Coach Lalance Showdown. Big Blue will face Belmont on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m back at the Adams Tennis Complex.

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