JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State women's tennis team (6-6) split a pair of matches Friday at the JSU Tennis Complex. The Lady Tigers opened the day with a win over SEMO and ended it with a loss to West Alabama.
In the opening match, the Lady Tigers defeated Southeast Missouri 4-3. JSU took two of the three doubles matches. Harshini Reedy and Kesica Jayapalan fell 9-7 at No. 1 doubles. Rebekah Adewumi and Laura Rojas earned an 8-5 victory at No. 2 over Robinson and Schaper. Karen Martinez and Angela Condorelli wrapped up doubles action with an 8-4 victory over Courtnell and Martin.
The Lady Tigers won three of the six singles matches. Jayapalan recorded the first singles victory of the day, beating Martin (6-1, ret.) at No. 5. Condorelli recorded the second win in singles action, beating Schaper 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6. SEMO picked up a win at No. 4 singles when Cortnell defeated Rojas 6-1, 6-1. Adewumi fell 6-1, 6-2 to Novikova at No. 3. JSU's Martinez lost 7-5, 6-4 to Robinson at No. 1.
Reddy improved her individual record to 7-4 as she closed out the match with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Nyenwe at No. 2. With the win JSU improved to a 6-5 record.
In the second match of the day, JSU fell 5-2 to West Alabama. The two first matches in doubles action got under slipped away from the Lady Tigers. Reddy and Jayapalan lost 8-4 at the No. 1 position and Adewumi and Rojas fell 8-3 at No. 2. Martinez and Condorelli beat Popova and Gerding 8-2.
As the Lady Tigers started singles play the weather turned cold and windy and they were unable to make up ground against UWA. Martinez picked up a win for JSU at the No. 1 position beating Jeske 6-2, 6-2. Jayapalan beat Gerding 6-2, 6-2 to record the final single win for JSU.
JSU v. SEMO
1. Reddy/Jayapalan(JSU) lost to Nyenwe/Novikova(SEMO) 9-7
2. Adewumi/Rojas(JSU) defeated Robinson/Schaper(SEMO) 8-5
3. Martinez/Condorelli(JSU) defeated Courtnell/Martin(SEMO) 8-4
1. Martinez(JSU) lost to Robinson(SEMO) 7-5,6-4
2. Reddy(JSU) defeated Nyenwe(SEMO) 3-6,6-2,6-3
3. Adewumi(JSU) lost to Novikova(SEMO) 6-1,6-2
4. Rojas(JSU) lost to Cortnell(SEMO) 6-1,6-1
5. Jayapalan(JSU) defeated Martin(SEMO) 6-1, ret
6. Condorelli(JSU) defeated Schaper(SEMO) 6-0,6-1
Order of finish: Doubles 2, 3, 1 Singles: 5, 6, 4, 3, 1, 2
Singles match of the day: Harshini Reddy
JSU vs. UWA
1. Reddy/Jayapalan(JSU) lost to Furlong/Cardenas(UWA) 8-4
2. Adewumi/Rojas(JSU) lost to Jeske/McEvoy(UWA) 8-3
3. Martinez/Condorelli(JSU) defeated Popova/Gerding(UWA) 8-2
1. Martinez(JSU) defeated Jeske(UWA) 6-2,6-2
2. Reddy(JSU) lost to Furlong(UWA) 4-6,6-0,6-4
3. Rojas(JSU) lost to Cardenas(UWA) 6-1,6-1
4. Adewumi(JSU) lost to Popova(UWA) 6-2,6-3
5. Jayapalan(JSU) defeated Gerding(UWA) 6-2,6-2
6. Condorelli(JSU) lost to MeEvoy(UWA) 6-4,5-7,7-5
Order of finish: Doubles 2, 1, 3 Singles 1, 3, 4, 5, 2, 6
Singles match of the day: Angie Condorelli