NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State women's team is now 3-2 on the season after spliting the day with a win over Mississippi Valley and a loss to UT Chattanooga.
The Tigers began a packed afternoon hosting the Mocs at Hadley Park. The blue and yellow worked through doubles and singles with ease, sweeping TSU, 7-0 with its toughest test occuring on court two with sophomore Aarushi Kakkar. Kakkar won the first set, defeating Polina Goloputova in a tiebreaker. Goloputova returned for set two with a vengeance, sweeping Kakkar, 6-0. Kakkar fought to win the sole point for TSU, however Goloputova defeated Kakkar in the super tiebreaker, 10-6.
Big Blue returned to the court for a match against fellow HBCU, Mississippi Valley. The Tigers began with singles play, skipping doubles after TSU clinched the win with five singles wins.
The women are back in action tomorrow against the Devils with first serve set for 6 p.m. at the Currey Tennis Center.
TENNESSEE STATE 0, Chattanooga 7
1. Delaney Edwards/Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. NATRAJ, Pragati/SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 6-3
2. Annie Tarwater/Lily Holmes (UTC) def. CAGE, Morgan/KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) 6-3
3. Polina Goloputova/Bogdona Zaporozhets (UTC) def. BECKHAM, Mackenzie/JONES, Ashia (TSUW) 6-1
1. Bogdona Zaporozhets (UTC) def. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) 6-2, 6-2
2. Polina Goloputova (UTC) def. KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) 6-7, 6-0, 10-6
3. Caroline Hall (UTC) def. BECKHAM, Mackenzie (TSUW) 6-3, 6-0
4. Lily Holmes (UTC) def. CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Emma Van Hee (UTC) def. SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Annie Tarwater (UTC) def. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) 7-6, 6-3
TENNESSEE STATE 5, MVSU 0
1. KAKKAR, Aarushi (TSUW) def. Traci Carter (MVSUW) 8-0
2. SOLE, Claudia (TSUW) def. Jazzalyn Miller (MVSUW) 8-0
3. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) def. Sienna Weeks (MVSUW) 8-0
4. JONES, Lydia (TSUW) def. Jailynn May (MVSUW) 8-0
5. JOHNSON, Tatyana (TSUW) def. Sydney Newport (MVSUW) 8-3
6. GANDY, Phoenix (TSUW) vs. Christy Cotten (MVSUW) unfinished