Tennis Tigers Lose to Jax. St., Ends Regular Season Versus Tennessee Tech
Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University tennis teams dropped their Ohio Valley Conference home match to Jacksonville State, 5-0, Friday afternoon. Due to the inclement weather in the Nashville area, the teams did not play doubles and the match was held inside the Hadley Park Indoor Tennis Bubble.

The men move to 0-11, 0-7 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while the women now post a 0-12 overall record, 0-8 in the OVC.

Jacksonville State's men improve to 17-2 (5-1 OVC) on the season with the women extending their season record to 12-6 (5-1 OVC).

The Tigers loss three sets 6-0 and an additional three, 6-1. Justin Hamm fell at No.1 to Scott Robertson, 6-0, 6-1. In No. 4, Michael Mosley dropped, 8-1, to Chris Duke. The Gamecocks grabbed the final two match-ups by a 3-0 retire and default.

On the women's side, the Tigers picked up three games in 10 sets buit dropped three, 6-0. In No. 4 play, Lia Stewart down 6-0, picked up two games in the second sets but loss down the stretch, 6-2, to Rafaila Wenzel.

At No. 6, Dania Lofton (5-6) in one set played loss 8-2 to Kristen Fuller.

The Tigers will end the regular season at home in OVC play when they host Tennessee Tech on Saturday, April 11th. Match start is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The Golden Eagles' men (10-7, 5-2 OVC) are fresh off a tight 4-3 conference loss to Eastern Kentucky on Friday (4/10). TTU is 5-6 on the road and are led by OVC top player, Dean O'Brien (15-1).

For the TTU women's squad (7-7, 6-2), Kelly Holtzhausen (19-3) leads the Golden Eagles in No.1 play and has powered their three-game win streak including a 6-0 shutout over Eastern Kentucky (4/10).

As a result of their record, the Tigers are eliminated from the 2009 OVC Tennis Championship on April 17-19 in Paducah, Ky. The championship will be hosted by Murray State.