By Rob Schabert, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech's tennis team had little trouble Sunday afternoon in putting together a 7-0 victory over Tennessee State in Ohio Valley Conference action. The win improved Tech's records to 4-13 overall and 3-4 in the conference with two matches remaining on the schedule.
Tech will wrap up the regular season this coming weekend when it hosts Eastern Kentucky on Saturday and Morehead State Sunday on the Tech campus tennis courts. Admission is free.
On Sunday, coach Kenny Doyle was able to bump his lineup slightly, moving Vasily Eremeev and Artem Tarasov up to the No. 1 doubles position, and the duo responded with an 8-2 win over Daniel Bernal and Kyle Burton. Tech's regular top tandem, Alberto Esteban and Oleksiy Arovin rolled to an 8-1 win at the No. 2 spot over Joe Daniels and Brandon McClain. On the No. 3 court, Alvaro Cintas and Gagan Jain won by default.
Up 1-0, Tech made short work in singles play by winning all four matches that were played. TSU defaulted at the No. 2 and No. 6 positions.
Arovin topped Bernal, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1 singles, Jain took a 6-4, 6-2 win over Daniels at No. 3, Eremeev handled McClain, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4, and Cintas downed Jared Asher, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5.
7, Tennessee State 0
4/6/2014 in Nashville
AROVIN, Oleksiy (TTU) def. BERNAL, Daniel (TSU) 6-2, 6-2
ESTEBAN, Alberto (TTU) def. BURTON, Kyle (TSU) default
|3. JAIN, Gagan (TTU) def. DANIELS, Joe (TSU) 6-4, 6-2|
|4. EREMEEV, Vasily (TTU) def. MCCLAIN, Branden (TSU) 6-1, 6-3|
|5. CINTAS, Alvaro (TTU) def. ASHER, Jared (TSU) 6-1, 6-0|
|6. TARASOV, Artem (TTU) def. No player (TSU), by default|
|1. TARASOV, Artem /EREMEEV, Vasily (TTU def. BERNAL, Daniel/BURTON, Kyle (TSU), 8-2|
|2. AROVIN, Oleksiy/ ESTEBAN, ALberto (TTU) def. DANIELS, Joe/MCCLAIN, Branden (TSU) 8-1|
|3. CINTAS, Avaro / JAIN, Gagan (TTU) def. No player/No player (TSU), by default|
|Tennessee Tech 4-13, 3-4 OVC|
|Tennessee State 0-12, 0-7 OVC|