Women's Tennis Hosts Cumberland, IUPUI
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Women's Tennis Hosts Cumberland, IUPUI

TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN (8-1), 
vs Cumberland (2-1)

Thursday, Feb. 22 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN (8-1), 
vs IUPUI (3-5)

Sunday, Feb. 25 | 1 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: The Tennessee State women’s tennis team (8-4) will host the Cumberland Phoenix (2-1) Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Currey Tennis Center at 3 p.m. With a two-day break, Big Blue will welcome the IUPUI Jaguars for its final match of the week at Currey Tennis Center at 1 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers shutout Mississippi Valley State for the sixth time this season, as they hosted the winless team for two matches over the weekend. Big Blue made quick work of the Devils on both Friday and Saturday with Ani Popiashvili and Pragati Natraj adding another win to their doubles record, now sitting at 13-2 on the season. Freshman Morgan Cage who had gone 7-2 in dual singles this spring, had to battle for each set, letting Shaneka Hubbard win four sets in her 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 1. Cage's doubles partner, Phoenix Gandy, improved to 4-0 at the No. 5 singles spot after defeating Traci Carter of MVSU, 6-0, 6-0. 

SCOUTING CUMBERLAND: The Phoenix visited Harrogate, Tenn. to play Lincoln Memorial and King University. CU came away 1-1, losing 8-1 to LMU and shutting out KU 9-0.  Sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido is ranked at No. 14 and is undefeated this spring. The 5-6 Spanish native, defeated No. 12 Isidora Petkovic from Union College earlier in the season, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5.

SCOUTING IUPUI: The Jaguars are coming off of a two-loss weekend when IUPUI fell 8-1 to UINDY and 5-0 to Dayton, the sole win coming from senior Marina Schneiger. IUPUI is on a road trip with six straight away from home, where its serving up a 1-2 record. After the two losses, the Jaguars are 2-3 away from the West Indy Raquet Club. The duo of Valeriia Lavrenchuk and Krystal Grubb who play at No. 1 hold a 7-1 record for the season, suffering its only loss to UINDY.

UP NEXT: Detroit Mercy will close the Tigers’ home stand and non-conference play March 5, 3 p.m. at Hadley Park.

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