Men's Tennis Closes Sunday with 5-2 Loss to Alabama A&M
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Men's Tennis Closes Sunday with 5-2 Loss to Alabama A&M

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men's tennis team dropped its second match of the weekend, this time to Alabama A&M, 5-2 Sunday afternoon inside the Hadley Park Bubble. 

Due to rain, the Tigers moved the match indoors, allowing the men to play on courts one and four. 

To kick off the afternoon, the A&M Bulldogs swept the Tigers in doubles, allowing just five won games on all three courts. 

Down one entering singles, newcomer Leandros Misdrachis posted a huge win for Big Blue, defeating Hsiang Yi Wang, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1. 

Tied 1-1, the momentum of the Bulldogs quickly increased as Alabama A&M flowed through singles matches, defeating TSU at No. 2-5 before local student-athlete from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Kato Richardson took down Christian Bigott, 8-6. 

With its seventh loss of the season, Big Blue moves to 5-7 overall as it reenters Ohio Valley Conference play April 6 versus Eastern Illinois at Hadley Park. 

TENNESSEE STATE 2, ALABAMA A&M 5

DOUBLES

1. Hsiang Yi Wang/Cheng Chang Yang (ALAAM) def. MISDRACHIS, Leandros/KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) 6-2
2. Rodrigo Arana Rios/Christian Bigott (ALAAM) def. KAZIJEVS, Maksims/GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) 6-1
3. Shakir Elvin/Nishangan Nadaraja (ALAAM) def. SLOAN, Larry/RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) 6-2

SINGLES

1. MISDRACHIS, Leandros (TSUM) def. Hsiang Yi Wang (ALAAM) 6-2, 6-3
2. Nishangan Nadaraja (ALAAM) def. KORUGA, Stefan (TSUM) 7-6, 6-7, 7-5
3. Fermin Ruiz Gespo (ALAAM) def. KAZIJEVS, Maksims (TSUM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Shakir Elvin (ALAAM) def. SLOAN, Larry (TSUM) 6-4, 6-3
5. Rodrigo Arana Rios (ALAAM) def. GONZALEZ, Alberto (TSUM) 8-3
6. RICHARDSON, Kato (TSUM) def. Christian Bigott (ALAAM) 8-6

MATCH NOTES: 
Alabama A&M 7-6, 5-1 SWAC
Tennessee State Men 5-7, 0-1 OVC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,3,2,4,5,6)

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