April 9, 2011
Golden Eagles extend winning streak to four as they down Morehead State
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's tennis team
won a tough one Saturday afternoon in Ohio Valley Conference play
as they defended their home courts with a 4-3 win over Morehead
With its win over the Eagles, Tennessee Tech has extended its
winning streak to four, which is its longest streak of the season.
Tech (8-7, 5-1 OVC) wraps up its regular season schedule Sunday as
it hosts Eastern Kentucky at 1 p.m. EKU comes to town at the top of
the OVC standings, but Tech could climb into a tie with a win over
Sunday's match is the final home match for Golden Eagle seniors
Josh Girling and Lloyd Harris.
The day started off a little rough for the Golden Eagles
against Morehead State as they dropped two of the three doubles
matches, which gave the visiting Eagles an early 1-0 lead.
TTU's lone victory in the doubles matches came off the
racquets of Lloyd Harris
, who downed MSU's Lovell Medcalf and Nathan Martin
The Golden Eagles reasserted themselves in singles competition
as they took four of the six matches, all of which came in straight
Harris and Eremeev carried their doubles success into their
singles matches as Eremeev downed David Clifford 6-4, 6-1 in the
No. 3 singles match, while Harris toppled Roger White 6-3,
earned his fourth OVC singles victory of the season as he defeated
Justin Harlow in the No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-3. Justin Kirstein
earned his fifth singles victory in conference play with a 6-2, 6-7
(7-4) win over Brady Bryan to clinch the match.