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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 State.

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 the Colonels.

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 and Vasily Eremeev, who downed MSU's Lovell Medcalf and Nathan Martin 8-5.
 
The Golden Eagles reasserted themselves in singles competition as they took four of the six matches, all of which came in straight sets.
 
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, 7-5.
 
Alex Chen 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.