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April 10, 2009

Tech Tennis drops final home matches of season to EKU

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - It took almost six hours, but the Tennessee Tech men's tennis team fell to Eastern Kentucky in a match that was moved indoors at Fairfield Glade, 4-3.

The Tech women fell to the Colonels in the early match 6-0. Both teams have one regular season match left on Saturday at Tennessee State. Match time is slated for 10 a.m.

"We need to buckle down," said coach Dan Silverstein. "We lost some really close matches today and we need to win those points."

Sophomore Dean O'Brien continued to roll this spring picking up a win over Alex Das Izquierdo in three sets to remain undefeated in the OVC this spring. O'Brien is 16-1 overall this spring and has been ranked as high as No. 102.

Men vs. EKU

Singles
1. Dean O’Brien (TTU) def. Alex Das Izquierdo (EKU) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
2. Carlos Valdenebro (EKU) def. Josh Girling (TTU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
3. Mel Segota (EKU) def. Alex Chen (TTU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Justin Kirstein (TTU) def. Niklas Schroeder (EKU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Oscar Pachon (TTU) def. Parul Verma (EKU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Carles Pons Escanilla (EKU) def. Mario Gutierrez (TTU) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles
1. Girling/O’Brien (TTU) vs. Das Izquierdo/Pons Escanilla (EKU) DNF
2. Schroeder/Verma (EKU) def. Chen/Gutierrez (TTU) 8-5
3. Segota/Valdenebro (EKU) def. Kirstein/Pachon (TTU) 8-4


Women vs.EKU

Singles
1. Alexandra Sitnikova (EKU) def. Kelly Holtzhausen (TTU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Svetlana Pimenova (EKU) def. Alena Krutkina (TTU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Myriem Mhirit (EKU) def. Tatiana Denezhkina (TTU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Nadja Barz (EKU) def. Laura Porras (TTU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Anouk Faure (EKU) def. Evgenia Yartseva (TTU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Jemma Euers (EKU) def. Joanna Corkern (TTU) 6-1, 6-0