TSU Tennis Drops Match to Eastern Kentucky
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tennessee State University men's and women's tennis dropped a pair of 7-0 matches to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon at the TSU Tennis Complex.

TSU's program fell to 0-2 (0-2 Ohio Valley), while EKU's men improved to 12-6 (2-0 OVC) and the women to 9-5 (2-0 OVC).

In men's doubles action, the Tigers No. 1 tandem of Lawrence Washington and Shuan Ingram battled, but dropped an 8-3 contest to Craig Campbell and Jan Dombrowski.

In the second doubles slot, the Colonels claimed the point with an 8-0 shutout (Carles Pons/Joao Maio defeating William Simmons and Jared Asher).

In singles action, TSU surrendered the No. 6 point and James Shelton II fell 6-0 after retirement to EKU's Emilio Piriz.

Tennessee State's Asher fell 6-1, 6-0 to Dombrowski in the No. 4 singles spot. Campbell knocked off Simmons in straight sets (6-0, 6-0). Ingram battled for the Tigers before falling in two sets to Pons (6-1, 6-0).

The No. 1 singles action was the match of the day as Washington captured the first set 6-1. He fell in the second set 6-0 and dropped the tiebreaker 10-5.

For the women, the Tiger netters dropped the doubles matchup in all three contests. The No. 1 duo of Lauren and London Thomas fell 8-2 to EKU's Melissa Gerritsen and Kristina Labeja.

Milena Poffo and Carmen Rodriguez won 8-0 over Melynda Simmons and Kryston Mason in the two spot. Amandine Faouzi and Marcela Jimenez won the No. 3 slot for the Colonels, 8-0, over Shardel Suber and Khadijah Williams.

In singles competition, Williams fell in straight sets to Eastern Kentucky's Rodriguez (6-0, 6-0). Jimenez swept Suber (6-0, 6-0), while Gerritsen knocked off the Tigers' Mason (6-1,6-0).

Freshman Lauren Thomas fell 6-0, 6-1 to Milena Poffo in three slot, while her sister London Thomas fell 6-1,6-0 to Saioa Oscoz. In the top match, Faouzi won in straight sets over Melynda Simmons (6-0, 6-0).

Tennessee State returns to the courts on Thursday, March 22 with a non-conference match against Western Kentucky. First serve is slated for 3 p.m. at the TSU Tennis Complex.