Saint Louis and Cumberland On Tap for Men's Tennis
Monday, February 19, 2018
Saint Louis and Cumberland On Tap for Men's Tennis

TENNESSEE STATE MEN (8-4),
vs Saint Louis (4-3)

Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 6 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

TENNESSEE STATE MEN (8-4),
vs Cumberland (3-0)

Thursday, Feb. 22 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: The Tennessee State men’s tennis team (8-4) will host the Saint Louis Bilikens (4-3) Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Currey Tennis Center at 6 p.m. The following day, Big Blue will welcome the Cumberland Phoenix for its final match of the week at Currey Tennis Center at 3 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers shutout Mississippi Valley State for the sixth time this season, as they hosted the winless team for two matches over the weekend. Big Blue made quick work of the Devils on both Friday and Saturday with freshman transfer Jackson Gwinn winning his first dual match in blue and white. Larry Sloan improved to 6-2 at No. 1 in singles play with wins over Kyle Harris and Jordan Freeman, and possesses an 8-4 doubles record, an improvement on his freshman year performance of 3-3 singles, 2-3 doubles. Pavle Popovic is sitting on a 7-4 singles record for the spring, while Stefan Koruga has a 7-3 singles record.

SCOUTING SAINT LOUIS: The Bilikens began the season with a slow start going 0-3 before winning its first match at home over fellow OVC school, Eastern Illinois, 4-3. The match against the Tigers will be its first road match after two weeks at home. The Bilikens are 0-3 away from home. David Ferragut will play at No. 1, and is 4-3 on the season. Ferragut will join Juan Calero at No. 1 in doubles and hold a 1-2 record. 

SCOUTING CUMBERLAND: The Lebanon, Tenn. NAIA school has won three matches this spring. Ramon Puertolas, a junior from Terraga, Spain played his way to the semi-finals in the ITA Regionals before losing to Lindsey Wilson's Denis Porcic, 6-0, 6-2. Puertolas plays at No. 1 and No. 2 for the Phoenix, and is 1-1 at No. 1 for the spring, and 1-0 at No. 2. 

UP NEXT: Detroit Mercy will close the Tigers’ home stand March 5, 3 p.m. at Hadley Park.

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