Tennis Travels to Jacksonville St. for OVC Match
Monday, March 30, 2009

Tigers' Match Against Jacksonville State Set

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University tennis teams will travel to Jacksonville, Ala. for a rescheduled conference match against Jacksonville State on Tuesday, March 31. Start time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The original date was scheduled for March 27th but was postponed due to weather.

Both TSU tennis teams remain winless with identical 0-6 overall records, 0-4 in Ohio Valley Conference matches.

The men's skid posts a 3-31 (.088) record in singles play and 1-14 (.067) in doubles action. Justin Hamm, Michael Mosley and Aaron Fields head the Tigers top three matches with similar records of 1-5.

Jacksonville State's men carry a 14-1 record overall, 3-0 in the OVC with an undefeated home record this season at 7-0. The Gamecocks are on a seven game win streak downing Tennessee Tech (TTU) 5-2 in conference play their last time out on March 25th. JSU in single competiton sit among the conference best winning 78 percent (69-20) of their games.

Eduardo Saratt and Scott Robertson are 11-3 and to help JSU tally a 32-11 (.744) record in doubles play. Saratt, Chris Duke, and Benardo Bachino each have similar records in singles' match-ups at 12-2.

For the women, the Tigers will look to number one seed Megan Haynes and number two player Penelope Johnson to start things off. As a team, TSU is 2-34 in singles play and are winless in doubles competiton at 0-14.

The Gamecocks behind Eloah Lopes (11-2) have won two straight and four of their last five matches including a 6-1 conference win over TTU (3/25). In singles play, JSU posts a 54-24 record (.692) with a 27-11 (.711) doubles record. Lopes along with Martina Dessbesell are the Gamecocks best combination in doubles play at 10-3.

The Tigers will host Alabama A&M on Thursday, April 2nd, at the TSU Tennis Complex. Start time is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers earlier this season in Huntsville, Ala. with the women dropping 5-2 and the men edged out, 4-3.