Men’s and women’s tennis teams pick up wins

Ty Ammons

Staff Writer

The Troy men’s and women’s tennis teams both came away with wins on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 28, respectively.

The men’s team played against conference opponent No. 47 South Alabama, and Troy escaped with a 4-3 win.

The Trojans won three out of their six singles matches. Freshman Andy Lau won his line three singles match against senior Manuel Belda 6-4, 6-1.

Sophomore Pablo Moreno won his match 7-6, 6-2 to win line four against sophomore Tuki Jacobs, and junior Giovani Samaha won his line six singles match against freshman Olivier Gingras 6-3, 6-2.

Troy won line two and three in doubles, but lost line one.

Sophomore Hassan Ndayishimye and junior Gabriel Dias won their match against junior Juan Trogila and Belda 6-0.

Samaha and freshman Austin Racine won 7-6 against junior Tim Srkala and Gingras.

The women’s team had a more convincing 6-1 win in its conference matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Troy won five of its six singles matches. Junior Trang Huynh won her match against freshman Kelly Drew 6-1, 6-0, and freshman Sanae Ohta won her match 6-3, 6-2 against senior Nelo Phiri.

Junior Anja Cosovic won her match against freshman Elena Sava 6-0, 6-2, and freshman Jiayuan Xue won her match 6-4, 6-3 against sophomore Alexandra Way.

Junior Brooke Durden won her match against junior Melissa Burckhartt 6-3, 5-7, 1-0.

Troy won all three doubles matches.  Cosovic and Huynh won against Drew and Phiri, 8-1, and Xue and freshman Linnea Skymberg won 8-3 against Sava and Burckhartt.

Ohta and Durden’s line three doubles match against Way and freshman Abby Johnson was unfinished.

The men’s next match is against Emory in Atlanta on Friday, March 6, and the women’s next match is at home against UTSA on Saturday, March 7.

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