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Tennis Set to Host Rhodes in Spring Home Opener
Friday, February 2, 2018
Tennis Set to Host Rhodes in Spring Home Opener

vs RHODES (0-0)
Saturday, Feb. 3 | 5 p.m.
Curry Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: In its spring home opener, the Tennessee State men’s tennis team will host Rhodes for the Lynx’s first dual match of the spring at Curry Tennis Center on Vanderbilt University’s campus Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers (4-1) visited in-state opponent Middle Tennessee (4-2) last weekend in what would be one of the two hardest matches Big Blue has on the schedule. The Conference USA leader swept TSU 7-0.

Duo Shashank Nautiyal and Stefan Koruga took their first loss of the season 6-2 to the Blue Raiders’ Tom Moonen and Chris Edge.

Transfer Jackson Gwinn played at No. 1, Sophomore Larry Sloan at No. 2, Shashank Nautiyal at No. 3, Stefan Koruga at No. 4, Pavle Popovic at No. 5 and Kato Richardson at No. 6.

SERIES INFORMATION: The blue and white squeaked out a 4-3 road win over the Lynx last season. Rhodes took the doubles point, but with an unwavering confidence, the Tigers made a comeback with four straight singles victories to beat the NAIA team. Shashank Nautiyal is the sole remaining Tiger to win a match against the Lynx.

UP NEXT: The men’s tennis team will compete against Southeastern Conference team Vanderbilt Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Curry Tennis Center at 9 am, and again at noon.