Men’s Tennis

Men’s tennis conference title hopes fall short

Men’s tennis conference title hopes fall short

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy Trojans men’s tennis team traveled to New Orleans last weekend to take part in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Troy entered the tournament as the fourth-seed and knocked off fifth-seed Coastal Carolina in shutout fashion in the first round before falling to one-seed Georgia State. On Friday, the Trojans captured three singles victories after three matches went unfinished. Freshman Amer Bedwan won the first finished match 6-3, 6-4. Freshman Jaiqi Duan and junior Mustapha Belcora were the other two singles victors, and they each […]

by · April 27, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Men’s tennis wins regular season finale

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team capped the regular season with a 6-1 win at home over the Tigers of West Alabama. Troy’s four seniors all participated in Senior Day, with three notching victories. The Trojans won five singles matches and then grabbed the doubles point with two match wins. Senior Hassan Ndayishimiye got things started for the Trojans with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Julius Kaverinen. Senior Pablo Moreno then fell to Honorio Fernandez in three sets in Troy’s lone singles loss. Senior Mustapha Belcora and […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Troy tennis picks up pair of home wins

The Troy men’s tennis team bounced back from a 4-0 loss to South Alabama with wins over Columbus State and Alabama A&M at home. With the wins, the Trojans improved to 12-10 overall this season. Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team fell at No. 44 South Alabama last Thursday before notching a pair of home wins on Saturday against Columbus State and Alabama A&M. South Alabama evened the season series with a 4-0 route. Troy got back over .500 on the season by handing Columbus State just […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Men’s tennis team wins big at home

Scott Watkins Staff Writer The Troy men’s tennis team returned to the comforts of home on Saturday and ended its three-game losing streak with wins over Georgia Southern and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The Trojans started the day with a 4-0 win over Georgia Southern and followed that up with a 5-2 victory over ABAC. Against the Eagles, Troy swept the singles matches three games to none. Senior Pablo Moreno and freshman Jaiqi Duan each won in three sets, while junior Mustapha Belcora defeated Santiago Suarez in two sets 6-1, […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Men’s tennis falls to Alabama on the road

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s tennis team traveled to T-Town on Sunday, falling to SEC foe Alabama 1-4 in a road contest. Wins were few and far between for a Trojan team that is now in the midst of a three-game losing streak dating back to March 8. Troy picked up just one win in both singles and double play, as the Crimson Tide kept Troy at arm’s length the whole day. The Trojan’s lone point came from freshman Jaigi Duan, who defeated the Tide’s Langford Hills in […]

by · March 23, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
Sophomore Filip Mansson and the Trojans shut out UT-Chattanooga on Friday before coming back to beat Jacksonville State on Sunday. (PHOTO/ Troy Athletics)

Men of Troy pick up pair of weekend road wins

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s tennis team snapped a five-match losing streak by defeating UT-Chattanooga on Friday and Jacksonville State on Sunday. The Trojans won both matches on the road, topping Chattanooga 4-0 before winning 4-3 in Jacksonville. The team now looks forward to a three-match home stand and will play those in as many days this weekend. The Men of Troy were unstoppable on Friday against the Mocs, refusing to concede any matches, whether in doubles or singles play. A number of matches went unfinished with every […]

by · March 2, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Zenith Shrestha)

Men’s tennis struggles, falls at home to UNF

Michael Shipma Staff Writer The Trojan men’s tennis team lost its fifth straight contest on Monday, falling to North Florida 1-4 in Troy’s first home match of the season. With the loss, the Trojans fell to 2-6 on the season and now face a three-match road stretch before returning home on March 4. The Men of Troy struggled in both phases of the match, losing two of three doubles matches, followed by dropping three of six singles matchups. Troy started the day by stealing a win in doubles play thanks […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Troy Athletics)

Tennis’ struggles continue

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s tennis team suffered a pair of losses over the weekend, falling 2-4 at Florida Atlantic and 1-6 at Miami (Florida). The Trojans’ loss at Miami was their fourth straight, with their last win coming against South Alabama on Jan. 15. In both contests, Troy (2-5) held its own in singles play, but struggled to win in doubles. The result was two lopsided losses on the road. Against FAU, Troy was unable to find an answer for the first three doubles matches of the […]

by · February 9, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(CONTRIBUTED/ Troy Athletics)

Trojans lose at NC State, UNCG

Michael Shipma Sports Editor After a strong showing in Tallahassee, the Troy men’s tennis team dropped its next two matchups, losing 2-5 at North Carolina State and 2-4 at North Carolina-Greensboro. The Trojans’ first match of the weekend and their first true road match came on Friday against The Wolfpack in Raleigh, N.C., where Troy got off to a hot start in doubles play. Andre Baldo and Hassan Ndayishimiye defeated N.C. State’s Ivan Saveljic and Igor Saveljic 6-3 to start things off before Filip Mansson and Austine Racine took down […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports
(PHOTO/ Caleb Hicks)

Men’s tennis starts spring season 2-1, defeats rival South Alabama

Michael Shipma Sports Editor The Troy men’s tennis team started its spring schedule with two wins and a loss in the Florida State Invitational in Tallahassee on Saturday. The Trojans started off with a narrow, 4-3 team win over Mercer before falling to fellow Sun Belt foe Georgia State 0-4. Troy finished off its weekend of competition with a 4-2 win over in-state rival South Alabama to clinch third place in the tournament. Troy swept the Mercer Bears in doubles play, winning all three games in dominant fashion. Hassan Ndayishimye […]

by · January 19, 2017 · Men's Tennis, Sports