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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
Lady Tigers Drop Season Opener to USM
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 01/27/2014
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Mississippi Women's tennis team snapped a 24-match losing streak, dating back to April 15, 2012, with a 7-0 victory over Jackson State at the USM Tennis Courts.

Southern Miss (1-1) clinched the doubles point after Kesica Jayapalan and Angie Cordorelli (JSU) fell to Mahitha Dadierddy and Karina Gurgenyan on court 2 with a 6-3 win. The duo of Harshini Reddy and Akshatha Anath (JSU) lost the first match on Court 1 to Carolin Drescher and Alex Kitchen 6-4.  Anastasia Zviahintseva and Julia Angermann (JSU) were leading 5-4 on court 3.   

The Golden Eagles swept the singles beginning with Alex Kitchen downing Angie Cordorelli,(JSU) 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 followed by Carolin Drescher with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Akshatha Anath (JSU) at on court 2. Kathrin Weidner posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kesica Jayapalan (JSU) at No. 5 while Karina Gurgenyan defeated Julia Angerman (JSU) at No. 4.

Wrapping up the singles play, Lisa Noderer defeated Harshini Reddy (JSU), 7-6 (2), 6-0 at No. 3 and Mahitha Dadireddy downed Anastasia Zviahintesva (JSU) on court 1, 6-3, 6-4. 

The Lady Tigers will prepare for an exciting weekend with New Orleans at home on Friday,Saturday in Lafayette with ULL and Sunday in Beaumont, TX with Lamar University.



Jackson State vs Southern Miss (1/26/2014)
 Southern Miss 7, Jackson State 0
1/26/2014 at Hattiesburg, Miss. (USM Tennis Courts) 
Singles competition
1. Mahitha Dadireddy (USMW) def. Anastas Zviahintesva (JSUW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Carolin Drescher (USMW) def. Akshatha Anath (JSUW) 6-2, 6-1
3. Lisa Noderer (USMW) def. Harshini Reddy (JSUW) 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
4. Karina Gurgenyan (USMW) def. Julia Angerman (JSUW) 6-1, 6-4
5. Kathrin Waidner (USMW) def. Kesica Jayapalan (JSUW) 6-1, 6-2
6. Alex Kitchen (USMW) def. Angie Cordorelli (JSUW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Carolin Drescher/Alex Kitchen (USMW) def. Harshini Reddy/Akshatha Anath (JSUW) 6-4
2. Mahitha Dadireddy/Karina Gurgenyan (USMW) def. Kesica Jayapalan/Angie Cordorelli (JSUW) 6-3
3. Lisa Noderer/Kathrin Waidner (USMW) vs. Anastas Zviahintesva/Julia Angerman (JSUW) 4-5, unfinished

Match Notes
Jackson State 0-3
Southern Miss 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (,2,5,4,1,3,6)

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