Match 1: Tennessee State vs. Christian Brothers
Date: Friday, Oct. 5
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Arena: Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center
Time: 3 p.m.
Live Stream: Playsight
STARTING SERVE: Tennessee State Tennis opens the fall season with a match versus DII opponent, Christian Brothers, Friday, Oct. 3 at the Vanderbilt Currey Tennis Center at 3 p.m.
TSU UPDATE: Coach Monroe Walker III and the tennis program welcomes six freshman newcomers to the men’s and women’s squads. Leandros Misdrachis (Larissa, Greece) and Maksims Kazijevs (Riga, Latvia) add to the three returning men, while Claudia Sole (Valls, Spain), Tatyana Johnson (Nashville, Tenn.) and twins Madison and Mackenzie Beckham (Chicago, Ill.) join the seven returning women.
The men’s team is coming off of a 10-12 record for the 2017-18 season, finishing Ohio Valley Conference play 0-5.
The women’s team finished 13-16 overall, including a 1-8 run in the conference. Included in the roster of returning women is Pragati Natraj, the 2017-18 singles and doubles leader (Singles: 26-4 overall, 19-3 dual, 7-1 tournament, 8-1 OVC; Doubles: 18-6 overall, 13-5 dual, 5-1 tournament, 3-3 OVC).
SCOUTING CHRISTIAN BROTHERS: The Bucs men’s team finished the 2017-18 season 6-19, 1-10 in the Gulf South conference. Christian Brothers returns four and welcome three in freshman Alonso Reid, sophomore Philip Johnston and junior Paul Chabaud.
The Bucs women’s team had a winning season with an overall record of 15-14, going 2-10 in its league. CBU lost seven student-athletes, returning two in sophomore Tia Pearson and junior Judit Aubets.
UP NEXT: The men finish its fall season against Christian Brothers. The women head to Springfield, Mo. for the Missouri State Invitational Oct. 26-28.