Four Tigers Force Tiebreaker Sets in Loss to UT Martin
Monday, April 1, 2019
Four Tigers Force Tiebreaker Sets in Loss to UT Martin

Martin, Tenn. --- Abhilasha Vishwanath was the sole Tiger to bring home a win Monday night as the Tennessee State women's tennis team fell 6-1 to UT Martin at the Skyhawk Tennis Courts. 

The Skyhawks clinched the doubles point on courts one and three, leaving the final match on court two, unfinished with the Tigers leading 5-4.

For the second time this season, four Tigers played tiebreaker sets. However, Vishwanath was the only athlete in blue and white to pull through the third set for a Big Blue victory, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 on court three. 

Aarushi Kakkar entered her fifth tiebreaker set of the spring season, falling at No. 1, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. Claudia Sole and Ashia Jones also pushed their matches to a tiebreaker set before falling to their Skyhawk competitors. 

The women's tennis team return to the courts Friday, April 5 at Hadley Park with first serve versus SIUE set for 12 p.m.

SINGLES

1. JUMAMUKHAMBETOVA, As (UTM) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
2. POTTER, Jemima (UTM) def. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) 7-5, 6-2
3. VISHWANATH, A (TSUW) def. PRATT, Daphne (UTM) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
4. PLANTADA, Andrea (UTM) def. BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) 7-6, 6-1
5. CAMPBELL, Amelia (UTM) def. SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2
6. STREIF, Jule (UTM) def. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES

1. JUMAMUKHAMBETOVA, As/POTTER, Jemima (UTM) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi/CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) 6-4
2. SAKURAI, Mizuki/PRATT, Daphne (UTM) vs. NATRAJ, Pragati/SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 4-5, unfinished
3. PLANTADA, Andrea/CAMPBELL, Amelia (UTM) def. VISHWANATH, A/BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) 6-3

Match Notes:
Tennessee State 5-9 (0-3 OVC)
UT Martin 3-8 (1-2 OVC)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,2,5,1,6,3)

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