NASHVILLE --- In its trip back to the conference tournament after a one-year hiatus, the Tennessee State men's tennis team suffered elimination after falling to Jacksonville State Friday afternoon, 4-0.
Playing to clinch, the Gamecocks worked through the doubles matches on court two and three, winning the first point of the day. Leandros Misdrachis and Stefan Koruga were up 4-1 at No. 1 before JSU clinched.
The Gamecocks' momemtum continued into singles play, sweeping the first three finished matches, ending the tournament run for the Tigers in an hour and a half. Leandros Misdrachis fell at No. 2, 6-2, 6-1, junior Larry Sloan and sophomore Alberto Gonzalez Raton bageled the first set before losing the second, 6-1.
This wraps the season for the Tigers, closing it out with a 5-12 overall record, 0-6 OVC.
TENNESSEE STATE 0, JACKSONVILLE STATE 4
1. KAPLJA, Aljaz (JSU) vs. KORUGA, Stefan (TSU) 6-2, 1-1, unfinished
2. VALLEJO, Joaquin (JSU) def. MISDRACHIS, Leandros (TSU) 6-2, 6-1
3. AGOST, Guillermo (JSU) def. SLOAN, Larry (TSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. VISHNEVSKIY, Alexand (JSU) vs. KAZIJEVS, Maksims (TSU) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
5. LIZARRAGA, Sergio (JSU) def. GANZALEZ, Alberto (TSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. BLANCHAR, Jordi (JSU) vs. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSU) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
1. KAPLJA, Aljaz/LIZARRAGA, Sergio (JSU) vs. KORUGA, Stefan/MISDRACHIS, Leandros (TSU) unfinished
2. AGOST, Guillermo/BLANCHAR, Jordi (JSU) def. KAZIJEVS, Maksims/SLOAN, Larry (TSU) 6-1
3. VISHNEVSKIY, Alexand/VALLEJO, Joaquin (JSU) def. GANZALEZ, Alberto/RICHARDSON, Kato (TSU) 6-0