Tennis teams dominate on the road

Ty Ammons

Staff Writer

The Troy men’s and women’s tennis teams both won their matches this past week.

The men’s team got wins against Kennesaw State and Alabama State, 4-2 and 4-0, respectively.

Meanwhile, the women’s team won 4-1 against Mercer.

The women’s team traveled to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, March 10, to face Mercer.

The Trojans won three singles matches and two doubles matches.

Junior Trang Huynh won her match against freshman Xandra Fougner 6-1, 6-0.

Freshman Sanae Ohta won her match 6-2, 6-3 against freshman Grace Korta, and freshman Jiayuan Xue won against sophomore Haley Powell 6-0, 6-0.

Two of the other three singles matches were unfinished and freshman Linnea Skymberg was forced to retire.

Huynh and junior Anja Cosovic won line one doubles against Korta and junior Roxy Bartz 8-2, and Xue and Skymberg won 8-2 against Powell and Fougner.

The men traveled to Montgomery to face Kennesaw State first on Sunday, March 15. The team won four singles matches.

Sophomore Pablo Moreno won his match 6-4, 6-2 against freshman Alejandro Valencia. Freshman Andy Lau won his match against freshman Manuel Castellanos 6-4, 5-7, 6-0.

Junior Giovani Samaha won 6-3, 6-2 against sophomore Jake Bouchillon, and junior Daniel Bustamante defeated sophomore David Durham 6-4, 6-4.

Later on in the day, Troy won against Alabama State. The men won three singles matches, and won two doubles matches.

Moreno won his match against junior Ronald Mataba 6-2, 6-1. Bustamante won his match 6-1, 6-0 against senior Stefan Vojnic.

Freshman Calum McKinlay won his match against junior Jarred Thompson 6-1, 6-1.

Lau and sophomore Hassan Ndayishimye won line one doubles 6-0 against freshman Patrik Cvik and sophomore Digvijay Naruka.

Moreno and Samaha won their match against sophomore Takura Mlambo and freshman Karlo Skvorc.

The men’s tennis team’s next matchup is at the Trojan Invitational Shootout, which starts on Friday, March 20. The invitational ends on Sunday, March 22.

The women’s team’s next matchup is against Georgia Southern in Mobile on Saturday, March 21. The Trojans will also play South Alabama in Mobile on Sunday, March 22.

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