Women's Tennis Falls to Western Kentucky, Prepares for Jacksonville State
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University women's tennis team dropped their home match to Western Kentucky, 6-1, in non-conference play at the TSU Tennis Complex Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers now post a 0-11 record on the season while the Lady Toppers eae to 10-5.

Both WKU teams picked up their second win over TSU this season and snapped a three-match losing streaks. The Hilltoppers jump to a 12-9 record while the Lady Toppers ease to 10-5.

Tthe Tigers dropped four sets 6-0 and all three doubles' match-ups. Meagan Haynes and Penelope Johnson fought hard but dropped, 8-4, to Marlou and Margot VanBussel.

In singles play, Dania Lofton picked up her fifth win of the season in the No. 6 defeating Jessi Brown, 8-4.

The Tigers will resume Ohio Valley Conference play when they host Jacksonville State on Friday, April 10th. The match is rescheduled from an earlier postponement and is slated for a 1:30 p.m. start.

For the women, JSU has won one out of their last four for an 11-6 overall record (4-1 OVC) while fairing 6-3 on the road. In their last match, JSU loss to Mercer 4-3 in Jacksonville, Ala. (4/8).

The Gamecocks are led by Martina Dessbesell (13-3) in singles play and the combination of Dessbesell and Eloah Lopes in doubles play. Overall JSU is 65-37 (.637) in singles and 31-19 (.620) in doubles action.

The Tigers will close out the 2009 season hosting Tennesse Tech on April 11th in Nashville, Tenn. Start time is 10 a.m.