Tennis teams wrap up regular season with wins

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Ty Ammons

Staff Writer

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

The women’s team played against Samford on Wednesday, April 8, and the men’s team played North Florida on Friday, April 9. Both teams had matches on Sunday, April 12.

The women’s team defeated Samford 4-3 on April 8 in Troy.

Junior Trang Huynh won her line one singles match against senior Stephanie N’tcha 7-6, 6-3.

Freshman Jiayuan Xue won her line three singles match against junior Jessica Northcutt 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Freshman Linnea Skymberg won her line five singles match against junior Iva Parapunova 6-1, 6-3.

Huynh and Xue won their line one doubles match 8-3 against N’tcha and junior Carita Moolman.

Junior Anja Cosovic and freshman Sanae Ohta won line three doubles 8-2 against Parapunova and senior AnnMarie Lyon.

Line two doubles was unfinished.

The women’s tennis team finished its regular season with senior night and blanked Florida A&M 4-0 on Sunday, April 12, also at home.

Huynh won line one singles against junior Symone Townsend 6-2, 6-2.

Ohta won line two singles against junior Alexis Dean 6-2, 6-1.

Xue beat junior Shantal Blackwood to win line three singles 6-1, 6-1.

Line four, five and six singles were unfinished.

Huynh and Xue won line one doubles 8-1 against Townsend and senior Elysia Ortiz.

Junior Brooke Durden and Skymberg won line two doubles against Blackwood and sophomore Arrice Robinson 8-4.

Line three doubles was unfinished.

The men’s first matchup of the week was in Jacksonville, Florida, against No. 67 North Florida on Thursday, April 9.

North Florida had won its past six out of seven games, but Troy shut out the Ospreys with ease, 4-0.

Sophomore Hassan Ndayishimye won his line two singles match 7-6, 7-5 against sophomore Yannick Zuern.

Freshman Andy Lau won line three singles against freshman Lasse Muscheites 6-4, 6-4.

Sophomore Pablo Moreno won his line five singles match 6-2, 7-5, against sophomore Zach Goldberg.

Line one, four and six singles were unfinished.

Moreno and junior Giovani Samaha won line one doubles against Muscheites and Goldberg 8-3.

Lau and junior Gabriel Dias won their line two doubles match 8-2 against junior Julian Bradley and senior Norbert Nemcsek.

Line three doubles was unfinished.

Troy’s men’s tennis team finished its regular season on senior day and faced off against UAB in Troy, winning 6-1.

Dias won his line one singles match against junior Mitchell Martell 4-6, 6-, 1-0.

Ndayishimye won his line two singles match against junior Luiz Felipe Pinto 6-2, 6-1.

Lau won line three singles 6-2, 6-4 against senior Donovan McSeveney.

Moreno won line five singles against junior Stepan Vancurik 3-6, 7-6, 1-0.

Samaha won line six singles 6-1, 6-3 against freshman Oliver Poysti.

Moreno and Samaha won line one doubles against McSeveney and sophomore Christian Coetzee 8-5.

Lau and Dias won line two doubles 8-3 against sophomore Trey McCombs and Martell.

Line three doubles was unfinished.

Both men’s and women’s tennis teams start the Sun Belt Conference Championship on Thursday, April 16, in New Orleans.

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