NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men's and women's tennis teams fell 7-0 to the Austin Peay Governors Friday in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Leandros Misdrachis and Stefan Koruga came up with the only match victory of the day for Tennessee State, defeating the Govs at No. 1 doubles, 6-2. The remaining two doubles teams worked struggled through a few games before Austin Peay clinched the doubles point.
In ladies doubles, Austin Peay's Danielle Morris and Fabienne Schmidt took the first victory for the Govs at No. 3, 6-1, followed closely by court one to clinch the point.
Moving into singles play, both teams struggled, with three bageled sets. Koruga was the sole Tiger to force a tiebreaker at No. 3 singles, after losing set one, 6-2, battled in set two for a 7-6 score, finishing with a tiebreaker of 7-5.
This marks the second Ohio Valley Conference loss for the women, and the first for the men. The women's program moves to 5-7, 0-2 OVC, and the men, 5-6, 0-1 OVC on the season. Both host Alabama A&M back at Hadley Park in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday, March 24 with first serve set for 1 p.m.
TENNESSEE STATE MEN 0, AUSTIN PEAY 7
1. MISDRACHIS, Leandros/KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. Almantas Ozelis/Hunter Sanders (APSU) 6-2
2. Christian Edison/Timo Kiesslich (APSU) def. GONZALEZ, Alberto/KAZIJEVS, Maksims (TSUM) 6-1
3. Jacob Lorino/Chad Woodham (APSU) def. SLOAN, Larry/RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) 6-4
1. Almantas Ozelis (APSU) def. MISDRACHIS, Leandros (TSUM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Christian Edison (APSU) def. KAZIJEVS, Maksims (TSUM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Timo Kiesslich (APSU) def. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jacob Lorino (APSU) def. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) 6-2, 6-3
5. Hunter Sanders (APSU) def. GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Chad Woodham (APSU) def. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) 6-2, 6-1
Tennessee State Men 5-6, 0-1 OVC
Austin Peay 5-10, 1-0 OVC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,4,3,5,6)
TENNESSEE STATE WOMEN 0, AUSTIN PEAY 7
1. Tatiana Lopez/Honoka Nakanishi (APSU) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi/CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) 6-3
2. Lidia Yanes Garcia/Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. NATRAJ, Pragati/SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 6-3
3. Danielle Morris/Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) def. VISHWANATH, A/BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) 6-1
1. Claudia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) 6-4, 6-2
2. Lidia Yanes Garcia (APSU) def. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) 6-3, 6-2
3. Tatiana Lopez (APSU) def. VISHWANATH, A (TSUW) 6-2, 6-4
4. Fabienne Schmidt (APSU) def. BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Helena Kuppig (APSU) def. SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 7-5, 6-4
6. Danielle Morris (APSU) def. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) 6-3, 6-2
Tennessee State 5-7, 0-2 OVC
Austin Peay 13-0, 1-0 OVC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,3,1,5,6)