Women's Tennis Begins Spring Season
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Women's Tennis Begins Spring Season

TENNESSEE STATE vs. MCKENDREE
Friday, Feb 10 (3 p.m.)
St. Clair Tennis Club| O’Fallon, IL.

TENNESSEE STATE vs. Quincy
Friday, Feb 10 (6 p.m.)
St. Clair Tennis Club| O’Fallon, IL.

 

SETTING THE STAGE: The Tennessee State women’s tennis team will begin its competition season this weekend facing Mckendree University and Quincy University.

FALL SEASON: The women’s tennis team had a strong fall campaign in 2016. The Tigers won the first HBCU Tennis Championship in school history. During that tournament Ani Popiashvili would when the singles championship in her flight. Popiashvili teamed up with Pragati Natraj to capture a doubles championship as well. After, winning the HBCU championship five athletes were selected to compete in the ITA Regional Tournament. The five players would turn out 12 total wins throughout the tournament.

SCOUTING MCKENDREE: The Bearcats are 0-2 so far this spring with losses to Washburn and most recently Drury. Malcolm Leake enters his first season as the head coach of Mckendree.

SCOUTING QUINCY: Quincy has lost its first three matches in the spring and will compete against OVC opponent Southeast Missouri before taking on TSU on Feb. 10. The Hawks are led by first year coach Brian Holzgrafe.

UP NEXT: The Tigers will match up against Mississippi Valley State Feb. 18 in Nashville.

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