NASHVILLE --- The Tennesse State men's and women's tennis team completed a sweep of Mississippi Valley State, 5-0, Saturday afternoon at the Hadley Park Tennis Bubble.
Both the men and the women clinched the doubles point, all but one duo sweeping their opponent, 6-0. Each men's doubles team now holds two victories, Maksims Kazijevs and Larry Sloan holding both at the top position.
Moving into singles play, the Tigers each went 8-0 on courts one and two, leaving only one singles match between them and a clinched victory. For the men, Sloan was the one to bring the fourth win of the season to the Tigers. Sloan defeated Jordan Freeman at number three, 8-1.
Sophomore Lydia Jones clinched another victory for the women's team, serving past Jazzalyn Miller on court three, 8-1.
The Tigers are back in action Feb. 15, as the men's tennis team hosts North Dakota at Hadley Park. March 1, the women's team has a doubleheader against Western Kentucky and then join the men to take on Arkansas Pine Bluff.
TENNESSEE STATE MEN 5, MVSU 0
1. MISDRACHIS, Leandros/KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. Rodarious Turner/Jordan Freeman (MVSUM) 6-0
2. ROJAS ANTEZANA, Juan/GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) def. Jerrel Horner/Jessie Bryant (MVSUM) 6-1
1. KAZIJEVS, Maksims (TSUM) def. Milovan Topalovic (MVSUM) 8-0
2. ROJAS ANTEZANA, Juan (TSUM) def. John Sansing (MVSUM) 8-0
3. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. Jordan Freeman (MVSUM) 8-1
4. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. Jerrel Horner (MVSUM) 8-1
5. Rodarious Turner (MVSUM) vs. GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) no result
TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN 5, MVSU 0
1. NATRAJ, Pragati/SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) def. Sydney Newport/Christy Cotten (MVSUW) 6-0
2. JONES, Lydia/KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) def. Traci Carter/Jailynn May (MVSUW) 6-0
3. BECKHAM, Mackenzie/JONES, Ashia (TSUW) vs. Jazzalyn Miller/Sienna Weeks (MVSUW) unfinished
1. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) def. Sydney Newport (MVSUW) 8-0
2. SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) def. Traci Carter (MVSUW) 8-0
3. JONES, Lydia (TSUW) def. Jazzalyn Miller (MVSUW) 8-1
4. JOHNSON, Tatyana (TSUW) def. Christy Cotten (MVSUW) 8-2
5. GANDY, Phoenix (TSUW) vs. Sienna Weeks (MVSUW) unfinished