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Kyle Burton Paces Men's Tennis
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Kyle Burton Paces Men's Tennis

The Tennessee State men’s tennis team played two Ohio Valley Conference matches over the weekend, falling at Jacksonville State, 7-0, and at Tennessee Tech, 6-1.

The TSU lost all five doubles competitions on the weekend, but the team of Darryl Hale and Joseph Daniels came close to pulling one out at TTU, 8-6.

At JSU, the Gamecocks swept the singles events, but Daniel Bernal was all his opponent could handle, pushing him to a 6-4, 6-3 finish. Hale performed well, too, forcing a tiebreaker in the second set before going down, 6-1, 7-5.

Kyle Burton provided a highlight for TSU as he defeated his Golden Eagle foe in convincing fashion, 6-2, 6-3.

The final match of the weekend proved to be the best as No. 5 Grant Maddox was narrowly defeated in a three-set thriller, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Maddox’s marathon was the only three-setter on the weekend.

The Tigers will next hit the court at Alabama State on Apr. 1.