Women's Tennis Drops Fourth Loss to UT Martin
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Women's Tennis Stumbles 7-0 to UT Martin

Martin, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University Tiger women's tennis team dropped their fourth straight and third conference game in a loss to UT Martin at the Skyhawk Tennis Courts on Sunday. The women fell 7-0, moving to 0-4 on the season and 0-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

In the women's No. 1, TSU's Meagan Haynes and Penelope Johnson were downed 8-1 to Martie Wahl and Marand Belisa de Brito. At No. 2, Teirra Sharpe and Lia Stewart could not fight back to even the competition, losing to UT Martin's Sara Leavy and Jodie Tiley 8-0. The Skyhawks completed the doubles sweep with Alycia Le Merle and Julianne McMeen with an 8-1 victory over Lezlie Knight and Cherrelle Coleman at No. 3.

The Tigers tried to fight back but dropped all seven singles' games scoring a total of six set points. Haynes (0-4) loss to Wahl , 6-1, 6-2 ,at No. 1. With Johnson going down 6-0, 6-0, to Leavy for number 2. 

The strongest Tiger performance cam via the number six match-up with UTM's McMeen victorious over Knight 6-1, 6-2.

Up Next for TSU, the Tigers will host Western Kentucky, Friday, March 20, with 3 p.m. scheduled for start time.