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TSU Tennis Opens Spring Schedule with Two Doubleheaders
Thursday, January 18, 2018
TSU Tennis Opens Spring Schedule with Two Doubleheaders

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Saturday, Jan. 20
Whitehaven Tennis Center | Memphis, Tenn.

LeMoyne Owen College | 5 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State | 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 21             
Whitehaven Tennis Center | Memphis, Tenn.

Mississippi Valley State | 9 a.m. 
LeMoyne Owen College | 12 p.m.

STARTING SERVE: The Tennessee State men’s and women’s tennis teams head to Memphis, Tenn. to open the spring schedule with a pair of doubleheaders against LeMoyne Owen College and Mississippi Valley State at Whitehaven Tennis Center. Competition begins Saturday evening at 5 p.m. where Big Blue will play LeMoyne Owen, followed by MVSU at 6:30 p.m. TSU will hit the courts Sunday at 9 a.m. to take on MVSU and again at 12 p.m. for LeMoyne Owen.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tennessee State men finished out the fall season at MTSU’s Coach Dick Lalance Showdown where the duo Shashank Nautiyal and Tanishq Mahendru went undefeated against MTSU, Troy and crosstown rival Belmont. Freshman Pavle Popovic also pulled out a 7-5, 6-2 win over Troy.

After completion of the fall schedule, Head Coach Monroe Walker has added a freshmen to the roster, Stefan Koruga of Serbia, and recruited former Tiger standout, Kyle Burton as the Graduate Assistant.

The Tiger women completed a record breaking fall schedule after winning its second HBCU Invitational and competing in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships for the second time in program history.

Newcomer Aarushi Kakkar became the first Tennessee State Tiger to win a main draw singles match. With six returners, including Abhilasha VishwanathAshia Jones and doubles standouts Pragati Natraj and Ani Popiashvili, the women’s team are looking for a great start to the spring schedule.

UP NEXT: The men’s team will take the short trip down to Murfreesboro, Tenn. to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. The women’s team will join the men Feb. 3 as they host Rhodes at Vanderbilt at 5 p.m.