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Women's Tennis Stumbles Against Eastern Illinois
Saturday, April 4, 2009

Women's Tennis Falls to EIU

Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University women's tennis squad suffered another conference loss, losing to Eastern Illinois, 6-1, at the TSU Tennis Complex on Saturday morning.

TSU (0-9, 0-7 OVC) was blanked in five total sets, only winning the No. 6 Singles and No. 3 Doubles matches by default. EIU (7-10, 3-3 OVC) grabbed the doubles point winning the No. 1, 8-2, and No. 2.

Meagan Haynes and Penelope Johnson toughed it out but came up short, dropping 8-2, to Hayley Homburg and Cara Huck. Tierra Sharpe and Lia Stewart dropped their  match-up to Shannon Brooks and Annie Egan, 8-1.

In singles play at the No. 1, Haynes loss to Homburg, 6-0, 6-1. In the No. 2, Johnson won four games but fell to Cara Huck, 6-2, 6-2. Dania Lofton moved to three wins on the season picking up the No. 6 set by default.

The Tigers end their road matches next when they travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to play Southeast Missouri State on Sunday, April 5th. Match time is slated for 10:00 a.m.

SEMO is 0-16 overall and posts a 0-5 record in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Redhawks are coming off a 7-0 loss to Austin Peay (4/2) and are led by Julia Massotti who holds the team's best record in singles competition at 3-11.