MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State women's tennis team completed in three days of the ITA Regional Championships at Adam's Tennis Complex. The Tigers fell in two rounds of singles and one doubles on day one. On day two TSU won one singles match and lost in a singles and doubles match. During the third day Big Blue lost in both singles and was unable to compete in the doubles match due to inclement weather, the match was not recheduled.
DAY ONE - Junior Aarushi Kakkar was defeted by MTSU's Barnard 6-1, 6-2 in main draw singles. Sohpomore Claudia Sole fell to Indiana University's Bozovic in main draw singles 6-1, 6-1. Veterans to the court, but a new pairing for Tennessee State, Mackenzie Beckham and Kakkar represented the Tigers in doubles, falling to University of Miami-Ohio 2-8.
1. BARNARD, Zanie (Middle Tennessee State) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi (Tennessee State) 6-1, 6-2
2. BOZOVIK, Jelly (Indiana University) def. SOLE, Claudia (Tennessee State) 6-1, 6-1
1. RAMASAMY, Brindtha/RICO, Laura (Univeristy of Miami - Ohio) def. BECKHAM, Mackenzie/KAKKAR, Aarushi (Tennessee State) 8-2
DAY TWO - Kakkar split her singles 6-4, 2-6 leading the match into a tie-breaker and Kakkar won 1-0. Sole lost her sinlges 6-2 and 6-0, making her ITA Regional record 0-2. During doubles, Kakkar and Beckham fell to their Butler competitors 8-6.
1. KAKKAR, Aarushi (Tennessee State) def. GUNA, Ioana (University of Cincinnati) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
2. KOO, Maria (Northern Kentucky) def. SOLE, Claudia (Tennessee State) 6-2, 6-0
1. NEAL, Emily/WHITE, Logan (Butler) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi/BECKHAM, Mackenzie (Tennessee State) 8-6
DAY THREE - TSU lost both singles in it's final day of competition at the ITA Regional Championships. Kakkar lost her singles against Dobrilova of Purdue 6-2, 6-4. Sole fell to her opponet from Indiana University 6-0, 6-2.
1. DOBRILOVA, Nikol (Purdue University) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi (Tennessee State) 6-2, 6-4
2. HU, Xiaowei (Indiana University) def. SOLE, Claudia (Tennessee State) 6-0, 6-2
1. KAKKAR, Aarushi/BECKHAM, Mackenzie (Tennessee State) def. BERNARD, Caitlin/BERNARD, Caitlin (Indiana University) unfinished