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TSU Rounds Out Regular Season Hosting Belmont, TN Tech, Jacksonville State
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
TSU Rounds Out Regular Season Hosting Belmont, TN Tech, Jacksonville State

vs Belmont
Wednesday, April 11 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Center | Nashville, Tenn. 

vs Belmont

Thursday, April 12 | 3 p.m.
Currey Tennis Complex | Nashville, Tenn.  

vs TN Tech

Friday, April 13 | 12 p.m.
Currey Tennis Complex | Nashville, Tenn.

vs Jacksonville State

Saturday, April 14 | 2 p.m.
Currey Tennis Complex | Nashville, Tenn.

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STARTING SERVE: Tennessee State Tennis will end the regular season with three matches at the Currey Tennis Center. The week will begin with the Tiger men hosting crosstown rival Belmont Wednesday at 3 p.m. The following afternoon, Belmont women's team will compete against TSU at 3 p.m. On Friday at noon, Tennessee Tech will take the short trip from Cookeville to play the men's team. And finally, Big Blue will play Jacksonville State for Senior Night happening at 2 p.m.  

LAST TIME OUT: The blue and white closed out a busy week of tennis stepping out of conference play to host Bethel-TN Sunday morning at the Currey Tennis Center. Both the men and women's team added another victory to its record, the men improving to 10-9. 0-2 OVC and the women to 13-8, 1-6 OVC.  

Led by senior Shashank Nautiyal and Tanishq Mahendru, the Tigers held the Wilcats to a single doubles victory, defeating Bethel-TN, 8-1. The women dominated BU, sweeping the Wilcats 9-0.

SCOUTING BELMONT:  The Bruins begin its final weekend of conference play with the Tigers. The Bruin men (10-14, 4-3 OVC) sit in second place in the conference, while the women (6-13, 2-5 OVC) are just one spot above the Tigers in seventh. Last season, Belmont beat TSU, 6-1. 

SCOUTING TN TECH: #62 Eduardo Menia, a senior from Spain, who is 11-4 on the season and undefeated in the conference, has propelled the Golden Eagles to number one in the conference. It is coming off of a 6-1 win over Jacksonville State. TN Tech pushed four singles matches to tiebreaker sets, winning two of those in a tiebreaker of the tiebreaker. Last season, TN Tech swept the Tigers 7-0 in Cookeville, Tennessee. 

SCOUTING JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Gamecocks men's team (13-3, 3-1 OVC) is third in the conference, while the women (11-4, 4-3 OVC) are in fourth heading into its final two matches of the season. Joaquin Vallejo leads the team in wins with an 11-3, 2-1 record at No. 3. JSU finished its last weekend at SEMO with a victory, 4-3. The Gamecocks clinched the match on court six with Alba Conjero sweeping SEMO, 6-0, 6-0.

UP NEXT: With the final matches of the regular season, the men's and women's tennis team will compete for a spot in the conference tournament. 

Singles Victory Leader: 
Tied - Shashank Nautiyal - 15
Doubles Victory Leader – 
Team - Shashank Nautiyal/Tanishq Mahendru - 7
Doubles Victory Leader – Individual:
 Shashank Nautiyal - 15

Singles Victory Leader: 
Pragati Natraj - 24
Doubles Victory Leader – Team: 
Ani Popiashvili/Pragati Natraj - 17
Doubles Victory Leader – Individual:
Ani Popiashvili - 17