Women's Tennis Defeats MVSU 7-0
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Women's Tennis Defeats MVSU 7-0

MATCH 1 BOXSCORE  | MATCH 2 BOXSCORE

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee State women's tennis team defeated Mississippi Valley State 7-0 in match one and 4-0 in match two on Saturday in the season opening doubleheader at Winterhaven Tennis Center. 

The Tigers (2-0) went undefeated in doubles with veteran duo Ani Popiashvili and Pragati Natraj, who went 5-4 last season, defeating the Devils' Jailynn May and Maya Murry 6-0 in match one, and Dealma Cole and Shaneka Hubbard 6-0 in match two. Newcomer Lydia Jones paired up with junior Abhilasha Vishwanath followed suit and went undefeated in the No. 2 doubles spot. With the doubles point under its belt, the team entered singles play with confidence.  

Freshmen Morgan Cage and Lydia Jones won their first singles matches for Big Blue, helping the returners sweep Mississippi Valley State in singles. Cage played in the No. 2 spot, beating MVSU's Dealma Cole and Jailynn Murry. 

Tennessee State continues play versus Mississippi Valley State tomorrow at 9 a.m. and again at 12 p.m.

MATCH 1 | MVSU | 5 PM

Singles

1. POPIASHVILI, Ani (TSUW) def. HUBBARD, Shaneka (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) def. COLE, Dealma (MVSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) def. MAY, Jailynn (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) def. MURRY, Maya (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. GANDY, Phoenix (TSUW) def. COTTON, Kristi (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. JONES, Lydia (TSUW) def. CARTER, Traci (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. GANDY, Phoenix/JONES, Ashia (TSUW) def. HUBBARD, Shaneka/COLE, Dealma (MVSU) 6-0
2. POPIASHVILI, Ani/NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) def. MAY, Jailynn/MURRY, Maya (MVSU) 6-0
3. JONES, Lydia/VISHWANATH, A (TSUW) def. COTTON, Kristi/CARTER, Traci (MVSU) 6-0

MATCH 2 | MVSU | 6:30 PM

Singles

1. POPIASHVILI, Ani (TSUW) def. COLE, Dealma (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. CAGE, Morgan (TSUW) def. MAY, Jailynn (MVSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. JONES, Ashia (TSUW) def. MURRY, Maya (MVSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. POPIASHVILI, Ani/NATRAJ, Pragati (TSUW) def. COLE, Dealma/HUBBARD, Shaneka (MVSU) 6-0
2. JONES, Lydia/VISHWANATH, A (TSUW) def. MAY, Jailynn/MURRY, Maya (MVSU) 6-0

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