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Tigers Tennis Drop Season Opener to Morehead State
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State men's and women's tennis dropped its' opening season matches to Morehead State on Saturday afternoon at the TSU Tiger Courts.  The games were shortened due to rainy weather in the area.

The Tigers women (0-1, 0-1 OVC) fell 4-0 to the Eagles (8-4, 1-0 OVC), while the men (0-1, 0-1 OVC) dropped a 5-0 contest to MSU (8-4, 1-0 OVC).

For the women, the Tigers lost the doubles point, dropping a pair of 8-0 contests. TSU's No. 3 seed Shardel Suber and Kadijah Williams fell 8-0 to Morehead State's Jessica Montemayor and Shilpa Nanka.

Lauren and London Thomas dropped an 8-0 contest to Victoria Cran and Brooke Helms. Melynda Simmons and Kryston Mason picked up one point in the set, but dropped an 8-1 doubles match to Alix Young and Alexis Garrett.

In singles action, No. 2 Garrett defeated London Thomas 5-0 before Thomas retired. Lauren Thomas picked up one point in the No. 3 spot, but dropped an 8-1 contest to Cran. Montemayor knocked off Mason, 8-0 in the four slot.

For the men, the Tigers dropped the doubles point after an 8-0 and 9-7 loss. Morehead State's No. 2 team of Roger White and Nathan Blum won 8-0 over Williams Simmons and Jared Asher.

The Tigers' No.1 team of Lawrence Washington and Shaun Ingram lost a tough contest, 7-9, to Justin Harlow and Justin Shafik.

In singles' action, the Tigers forfeited the No. 6 point. James Shelton II lost 8-0 to Nathan Martin, 8-0 in the fifth slot.

Morehead State's David Clifford defeated Asher, 8-1 in the four spot, while Seve Day knocked off Simmons, 8-0.

TSU continues the three-match home stand with a contest against Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, March 21.