HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Jackson State Tigers fell to Southern Miss men's tennis team 6-1 on Sunday at the USM Tennis Courts.
This was a good team effort, great to see Carlos get his first win, Kashyap has been playing hard and had the first set, Hernan has been playing well lately, doubles is imporving" Coach Scott Pennington said. "This match was a good test for what we need to do further into the season."
On court 2, Carlos Martinez and Camila Patino (JSU) fell to Vasco Valverde and Chao-Yu Huang (USM) 6-2. Kashyap Ashok and Jose Luque (JSU) evened the match with a 6-2 win over Brad Marriott and Alex Doleac (USM) on Court 1. Ryan Swanier and Hernan Geria (JSU) fell to Juan Escobar and Grigory Trotsenko (USM) on court 3 for the doubles point.
In singles' action, Ryan Swanier (JSU) fell to Brad Marriott (USM) in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0 followed by Chao-Yu Huang knocking off Jose Lugue (JSU), 6-0, 6-2. Kashyap Ashok (JSU) served for the first set and had two set points at 40-15, but fell to Paulo Alavarado (USM) in tight match 6-5 (5), 6-1.
Rounding out the singles' competition, Camilo Patino (JSU) was up 3-0 and lost in first set tiebreak 6-5 (5) and then twisted his ankle and had to retire at the no. 5 slot to Alex Doleac (USM). Hernan Geria (JSU) started off hot winning the first set 6-4, but then Grigory Trotsenko (USM) fought back to win 6-2, 6-1. Carlos Martinez (JSU) came out with his first victory with a 6-4, 6-5 (5).
Jackson State vs Southern Miss (1/26/2014) Southern Miss 6, Jackson State 1
1/26/2014 at Hattiesburg, Miss. (USM Tennis Courts)
|1. Paulo Valverdo (USMM) def. Kashyap Ashok (JSUM) 6-5 (7-5), 6-1|
|2. Brad Marriott (USMM) def. Ryan Swanier (JSUM) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. Carlos Martinez (JSUM) def. Vasco Valverde (USMM) 6-4, 6-5 (5)|
|4. Chao-Yu Huang (USMM) def. Jose Lugue (JSUM) 6-0, 6-2|
|5. Alex Doleac (USMM) def. Camila Patino (JSUM) 6-5, 3-1|
|6. Grigory Trotsenko (USMM) def. Hernan Geria (JSUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|1. Kashyap Ashok/Jose Lugue (JSUM) def. Brad Marriott/Alex Doleac (USMM) 6-2|
|2. Vasco Valverde/Chao-Yu Huang (USMM) def. Carlos Martinez/Camila Patino (JSUM) 6-2|
|3. Juan Escobar/Grigory Trotsenko (USMM) def. Ryan Swanier/Hernan Geria (JSUM) 6-3|
|Jackson State 0-4|
|Southern Miss 2-0|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,4,1,5,6,3)|