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2018-19 Women's Tennis Season in Review
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
2018-19 Women's Tennis Season in Review


  • Tennessee State tennis finished the 2018-19 season 5-14 overall, including a 0-8 run in the Ohio Valley Conference, finishing ninth in the league.
  • The Tigers finished the season 3-10 at home, 0-4 on the road with two matches in a neutral location.
  • Pragati Natraj finished third in the number three singles draw at the sole fall tournament for TSU’s women. Natraj joined freshman Mackenzie Beckham in a third draw, third place doubles victory defeating a Missouri State duo, then falling to SEMO.
  • At the turn of the year, Tennessee State appointed Dr. Harriet Hamilton as the Interim Director of Tennis and former Tiger Lola Oredugba as the Interim Assistant Coach.
  • Pragati Natraj and Abhilasha Vishwanath earned the Top Female Academic Excellence Awards for the highest GPA among female student-athletes. Sophomore Morgan Cage also earned an academic award for completing the year with a 4.0 GPA.
  • In the spring, the women’s team earned the highest team GPA of women’s small sports with a 3.700 team GPA.
  • Pragati Natraj was named the Most Valuable Player for the second year in-a-row, while Lydia Jones won Most Improved among the current team members by Coach Oredugba and Dr. Hamilton.
  • Leaders:
    • Singles – Aarushi Kakkar: 9-7 overall, 9-7 dual, 2-6 OVC
    • Doubles – Pragati Natraj and Claudia Sole: 4-8 overall, 4-8 dual, 1-4 OVC
    • Doubles: Individual – Aarushi Kakkar: 5-12 overall, 5-12 dual, 0-8 OVC