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Women's Tennis Begins OVC Play With Two Weekend Matches
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Women's Tennis Begins OVC Play With Two Weekend Matches
Photo by Sam Jordan- TSU Athletics

TENNESSEE STATE vs. AUSTIN PEAY
Friday, Mar. 17 (3:00 p.m.)
Hadley Park Bubble| Nashville

 

TENNESSEE STATE vs. MURRAY STATE 
Saturday, Mar. 18 (12:00 p.m.)
Hadley Park Bubble| Nashville

 

SETTING THE STAGE: 

The TSU women’s tennis team will take on Austin Peay in their first conference match of the season on Friday Mar. 17 at Hadley Park.

LAST TIME OUT: 

The Tigers won two doubles matches and swept the singles matches in a win against Rhodes.

In doubles, TSU’s second pairing of Abhilasha Vishwanath and Pragati Natraj won by an 8-1 final score, while Ani Popiashvili and Phyllicia Hemphill were 8-0 winners at No. 3.

Popiashvili battled Rhodes Caroline Doherty at No. 1 singles, earning a 6-1, 6-3 victory. At No. 2, Taylor Patterson played her way to a hard fought 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 win over Anna Volkov.

At the middle two positions, Vishwanath won in straight sets at No. 3 singles and Ashia Jones picked up a No. 4 victory.

Natraj and Hemphill secured wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, on the day.

SCOUTING AUSTIN-PEAY: 

The Governors are 2-5 on the season losing their last match to West Florida by a 3-6 score. Lidia Yanes Garcia leads the team with five singles wins on the season. In doubles action, three different pairings are in a tie with two doubles wins apiece. Last season the Tigers fell to the Governors by a 7-0 score.

SCOUTING MURRAY STATE:

Murray State is 2-6 in matches so far this Spring. The Racers fell to Saint Louis 7-0 in their last match. Murray State has lost three out of its last four matches. Three different Racers are tied with a team leading six singles wins on the season. The team of Claire Chang and Alina Schibol have 9 wins as doubles temmates.

UP NEXT: 

The Tigers will continue OVC play with a match against Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau, MO on Mar. 24.

Singles Victory Leader: Popiashvili (18)

Doubles Victory Leader-Team: NATRAJ, Pragati/VISWANATH, Abhilasha (6)

Doubles Victory Leader-Individual: NATRAJ, Pragati (10)

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