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Four Tigers Remain in Hunt for Hardware at HBCU Championships
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Four Tigers Remain in Hunt for Hardware at HBCU Championships
ATLANTA, Ga.  – The Tennessee State tennis continued play on Friday at the HBCU National Tennis Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
In quarterfinal play, Daniel Bernal lost a hard fought 6-3, 6-3 battle to the #3 seed, Daniil Gerasimov, North Carolina Central, in the men’s A Flight. The loss ended Bernal’s chase for a title, while Gerasimov added a win in the semifinals and will play in the championships match on Saturday morning.
Bernal continued play on the day as he teamed up with Joe Daniels in the men’s B Doubles. The Tiger duo earned an 8-6 victory over Fabrice George and Jamal Hoyte from North Carolina Central in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, the tandem ran into Jordan Harrell and Nikita Soifer, the top seeded team from Xavier (La.), and fell 8-0 to end their run in the tournament.
Daniels advanced in the men’s B Flight consolation over Kahai Hall of Morehouse and will face William East of North Carolina Central. The quarterfinal match will begin at 10:30am.
Jared Asher and Branden McClain fell just short, 8-5, in their first match of doubles action against James Jackson and Carlos McYntre of Prairie View A&M.
In women’s action, Attalah Eiland dropped an 8-4 contest to Veronika Kalugina from Stillman.
Jared Asher and Branden McClain will compete in men’s C Flight quarterfinal action. Asher will face Tuskegee’s Bobby Smith, while McClain will square off with Prairie View A&M’s James Jackson. Both matches are scheduled to start at 1:30pm.
Trinity Randolph will compete in a 1:00pm women’s C Flight consolation semifinal. Randolph will face the winner of the quarterfinal between Kalugina and third seeded Maria Dimitrova of Bethune-Cookman.
Friday’s Results
Men A Flight
(3) Daniil Gerasimov, North Carolina Central defeated Daniel Bernal, TSU 6-3, 6-3
Men B Flight
Joe Daniels, TSU defeated Kahai Hall, Morehouse Def (ns)
Women C Flight
Veronika Kalugina, Stillman defeated Attalah Eiland, TSU 8-4
Men’s B Doubles
Daniel Bernal and Joe Daniels, TSU defeated Fabrice George and Jamal Hoyte, North Carolina Central 8-6
(1) Jordan Harrell and Nikita Soifer, Xavier (La.) defeated Daniel Bernal and Joe Daniels, TSU 8-0
James Jackson and Carlos McYntre, Prairie View A&M defeated Jared Asher and Branden McClain, TSU 8-5
Saturday Schedule
Men B Flight
Joe Daniels, TSU vs. William East, North Carolina Central 10:30am
Men C Flight
Jared Asher, TSU vs. Bobby Smith, Tuskegee 1:30pm
Branden McClain, TSU vs. James Jackson, Prairie View A&M 1:30pm
Women C Flight
Trinity Randolph, TSU vs. Semifinals 1:00pm