Tennis Hosts Detroit Mercy to End Home Stand
Monday, March 5, 2018
Tennis Hosts Detroit Mercy to End Home Stand

TENNESSEE STATE MEN (9-5), 
vs Detroit Mercy (5-5)

Tuesday, March 6 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN (10-1), 
vs Detroit Mercy (3-0)

Tuesday, March 6 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: The Tennessee State men’s and women's tennis teams will end their homestand Tuesday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at the Currey Tennis Center as they host the Detroit Mercy Titans. 

LAST TIME OUT: TSU's men's team finished its week with a 5-2 heated victory over in-state competitor, Cumberland. Shashank Nautiyal put up an easy 6-2, 6-3 win over Francisco Fernandez, followed by three matches pushed to tiebreakers - Big Blue sweeping all three courts, halting the rise of the Phoenix. 

The women picked up its 10th victory over the IUPUI Jags, Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Currey Center, defeating the Jags, 5-2. Pragati Natraj remained undefeated in singles play. Sophomore Ashia Jones closed the match with a comeback victory over Molly Nguyen 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Now on a four-match winning streak and a 10-1 record, the women are looking to have its best season under head coach Monroe Walker yet. 

The men are ranked second in the conference, while the women are sitting comfortably at number one. 

SCOUTING DETROIT MERCY: The men's team suffered two straight losses going 4-1 against Ball State and 5-0 against Michigan State. Titan's freshman Luka Soskic of Croatia, was the sole male to pick up a win, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. 

The women's team is coming off of a 4-0 loss at home to Bowling Green. Before the match was clinched on other courts, freshman Jasmine Apawti who played at No. 2 was up 6-3, 5-4 on Polina Radeva of BGSU. 

UP NEXT: The Tigers will begin conference play in Clarksville, Tenn. as they take on Austin Peay at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

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