NASHVILLE --- The men's and women's tennis team completed its weekend sweep of the Mississippi Valley State Devils Saturday afternoon in Memphis.
The men's team improves to 2-1 on the year, leaving the Devils scoreless through both doubles and singles play. Juan Carlos Rojas Antezana helped mid-year transfer Alberto Gonzalez win his first match in blue and white, with a doubles victory at No. 2, 6-1. Five Tigers defeated their singles opponent, uncontested, 8-0, the final match left unfinished as Tennessee State clinched the match.
The women's team is undefeated (2-0), kicking off the season with a bang after two wins over MVSU this weekend. Sophomore Lydia Jones defeated Ambra Stanley and newcomer Tatyana Johnson defeated Christy Cotton, serving their way into their first singles victories in a dual match as a Tiger.
The men's team returns to action next Monday, Feb. 4 versus Wichita State at 8 p.m. The women return to the courts tomorrow to take on UAB at the Hadley Park Bubble.
TENNESSEE STATE MEN 6, MVSU 0
1. KAZIJEVS, Maksims/SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. John Sansing/Jessie Bryant (MVSUM) 6-0
2. ROJAS ANTEZANA, Juan/GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) def. Rodarious Turner/Jordan Freeman (MVSUM) 6-1
3. Milovan Topalovic/Jerrel Horner (MVSUM) vs. MISDRACHIS, Leandros/KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) unfinished
1. MISDRACHIS, Leandros (TSUM) def. Jerrel Horner (MVSUM) 8-0
2. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. Milovan Topalovic (MVSUM) 8-0
3. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. Rodarious Turner (MVSUM) 8-0
4. ROJAS ANTEZANA, Juan (TSUM) def. Jessie Bryant (MVSUM) 8-0
5. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. Jordan Freeman (MVSUM) 8-0
6. John Sansing (MVSUM) vs. GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) unfinished
TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN 5, MVSU 0
1. SOLE, Claudia/JONES, Lydia (TSUW) def. Sydney Newport/Jailynn May (MVSUW) 6-0
2. KAKKAR, Aarushi/JOHNSON, Tatyana (TSUW) def. Jazzalyn Miller/Ambra Stanley (MVSUW) 6-0
3. Christy Cotten/Traci Carter (MVSUW) vs. VISHWANATH, A/NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) unfinished
1. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) def. Jazzalyn Miller (MVSUW) 8-1
2. CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) def. Traci Carter (MVSUW) 8-0
3. JONES, Lydia (TSUW) def. Ambra Stanley (MVSUW) 8-0
4. JOHNSON, Tatyana (TSUW) def. Christy Cotten (MVSUW) 8-0
5. Sydney Newport (MVSUW) vs. BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) unfinished
6. Jailynn May (MVSUW) vs. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) unfinished