Tennis Hosts Jacksonville State for Senior Day
Friday, April 19, 2019
Tennis Hosts Jacksonville State for Senior Day

TENNESSEE STATE MEN (5-10, 0-4 OVC)
VS JACKSONVILLE STATE (10-6, 3-1 OVC)

Saturday, April 20 | 3 p.m.
Hadley Park | Nashville, Tenn.

TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN (5-13, 0-7 OVC)
VS JACKSONVILLE STATE (12-3, 5-1 OVC)

Saturday, April 20 | 3 p.m.
Hadley Park | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: The Tennessee State men’s and women’s tennis teams will celebrate seniors Abhilasha Vishwanath and Pragati Natraj in its final match of the regular season versus Jacksonville State, Saturday, April 20 at Hadley Park. First serve is set for 9 a.m.

LAST TIME OUT: The men’s team is coming off of a tough loss at Tennessee Tech, 7-0 on Wednesday. The Tigers bageled at Nos. 2 and 3 in doubles play allowing TTU to take an early lead. The Golden Eagles continued its success throughout singles play, allowing a maximum of three games won by a Tiger. Stefan Koruga at No. 2 and Alberto Gonzalez at No. 6 pushed to win at least one game in each of their sets.

The women’s team fell, 6-1 to crosstown rival, Belmont. Aarushi Kakkar, the singles victories leader for the women's team, added to her stat line as she defeated Drew Hawkins at No. 1, 7-6, 6-4, marking the sole win for Big Blue. Kakkar enters the final match 8-7 on the season, 6-6 at No. 1.

SCOUTING JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Gamecocks’ men’s team is 10-6 on the season, 3-1 in the OVC – its sole conference loss coming to Tennessee Tech. It’s Nos. 3 (Guillermo Agost) and 6 (Jordi Blanchar) are both 10-4, and are 3-1 in conference. Joaquin Vallejo and Alexander Vishnevskiy lead the team in doubles victories with a 11-4 record at No. 3.

JSU’s women’s team enters the final match of the season, 12-3 overall, 5-1 in OVC play. Alba Conejero (No. 4) and Cristina Moll Alles (No. 6) lead the Gamecocks with 10 singles victories over the course of the season. Conejero joins Malin Buechner at No. 1 doubles for an undefeated 10-0 record. Harriet Hamilton and Elena Tendero are 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, while JSU’s doubles teams at No. 3 hold only one victory on the season.

UP NEXT: The men’s team will compete in the OVC tournament to be held April 26-28, split between Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center and Hadley Park. Currently in sixth place, the Tigers will take on the #3 seed, which is currently spit Jacksonville State and Belmont.

MEN’S TENNIS
Singles Victory Leader:
Leandros Misdrachis and Juan Carlos Rojas Antezana - 5
Doubles Victory Leader – Team:
Stefan Koruga and Leandros Misdrachis - 4
Doubles Victory Leader – Individual:
Leandros Misdrachis and Stefan Koruga - 4

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Singles Victory Leader:
Aarushi Kakkar and Claudia Sole - 8
Doubles Victory Leader – Team:
Claudia Sole and Pragati Natraj - 4
Doubles Victory Leader – Individual:
Aarushia Kakkar, Pragati Natraj and Claudia Sole - 5

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