Tigers Finish Out Opening Weekend with Doubleheader Sweep
Monday, January 22, 2018
Tigers Finish Out Opening Weekend with Doubleheader Sweep

MATCH 3 BOXSCORE | MATCH 4 BOXSCORE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s tennis team swept its second doubleheader of opening weekend Sunday at the Whitehaven Tennis Center, defeating Mississippi Valley State.

“Mississippi Valley State played very hard and competed well. The thing that I was most impressed by is that they played fair and never gave up. The coach is raising fine young men and women, which you do not see that often these days. We just played a little bit better than them this weekend. I wish them the best of luck this season,” said Head Coach Monroe Walker.

In the first match of the day, the Tigers easily took the doubles point after returners Larry Sloan and Kato Richardson shutout John Sansing and Rodorious Turner, 6-0. Newcomer Stefan Koruga and senior Shashank Nautiyal clinched the point with another TSU shutout.  

Big Blue continued its momentum in singles play, as the team took six shutout sets, another by a score of 6-2, and one final by a score of 6-1.

In the day’s second match, TSU made quick work of MVSU, shutting out the Devils 6-0.

Once again, the Tigers took the doubles point with Larry Sloan and Kato Richardson defeating MVSU’s Kyle Harris and Jessi Bryant, 6-2, followed by a Stefan Koruga and Shashank Nautiyal shutout.

The Tigers quickly clinched the match in singles play, running off straight-set wins on four of the courts to put the Devils away.

The Tigers are back in action on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at Middle Tennessee.

MATCH 1 | MVSU | 9 AM

Singles

1. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle (MVSU) 6-1, 6-0
2. NAUTIYAL, Shashank (TSUM) def. FREEMAN, Jordan (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. POPOVIC, Pavle (TSUM) def. SANSING, John (MVSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. MILTON, Kenneth (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. BRYANT, Jessie (MVSU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

1. SLOAN, Larry/RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle/BRYANT, Jessie (MVSU) 6-2
2. KORUGA, Stefan/NAUTIYAL, Shashank (TSUM) def. FREEMAN, Jordan/MILTON, Kenneth (MVSU) 6-0

MATCH 2 | MVSU | 12 PM

Singles

1. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) def. SANSING, John (MVSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. NAUTIYAL, Shashank (TSUM) def. MILTON, Kenneth (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. POPOVIC, Pavle (TSUM) def. BRYANT, Jessie (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle (MVSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) def. TURNER, Rodorious (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1.SLOAN, Larry/RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. SANSING, John/TURNER, Rodorious (MVSU) 6-0
2. KORUGA, Stefan/NAUTIYAL, Shashank (TSUM) def. HARRIS, Kyle/BRYANT, Jessie (MVSU) 6-0

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