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Both tennis teams keep playing strong

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Wally Pendergrass

Staff Writer 

The men’s and women’s tennis teams continued their winning ways over the week, having a combined record of 4-1 since last week.

The women extended their impressive winning streak to five matches after beating  Alabama State, Middle Tennessee State, and Florida A&M. The men won at home against Alabama State and lost a close match to South Alabama 4-3.

The women’s team won 7-0 over Alabama State on Friday, March 21 and 5-2 over Middle Tennessee State on Sunday, March 23. The Trojans won the doubles point in both of those matches and Trang Huynh has won five straight in singles.

The women celebrated senior day on Tuesday, March 25, with a 4-0 win over Florida A&M. The only senior on the team, Lyubov Dorofeeva, and her doubles partner sophomore Brooke Durden started the Trojans off with a doubles win.

The Trojans’ doubles team of sophomores Trang Huynh and Anja Cosovic won their eleventh doubles match in a row to give the Trojans the doubles point. The Trojans finished off the FAMU team quickly and when the matched stopped at 4-0 the Trojans were ahead in the remaining matches.

Troy’s women’s tennis team (10-6) will take on South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette March 28-29 in Mobile.

The men won their third straight match on Friday, March 21, when they defeated Alabama State 6-1. The team won the doubles point in dominant fashion and won the first five singles matches before Alabama State won the No. 6 singles match.

The next day the Trojans would come up just short against South Alabama. The Trojans lost the doubles point and quickly got behind 2-0 when they lost the No. 4 singles match.

However, senior Mansingh Athare got his fifth singles match win in a row to make it 2-1. The Jaguars got the next two points though and clinched the match. The Trojans did win the final two singles matches to close out their home stand.

The men’s match March 23 at Florida A&M was postponed due to rain and no rescheduled date has been announced. Troy’s men’s tennis team  (5-12) will play at the MTSU Shootout on March 28-30 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.