One day after the announcement that the womens tennis program at Tennessee Tech University would be suspended following this season, the Golden Eagles performed nearly flawlessly in a 7-0 sweep over Tennessee State at the Tech Tennis Courts.
Tennessee Tech has announced a strategic restructuring of its intercollegiate sports programs. The move is an effort to maximize financial resources and ensure sustained athletics competitiveness in the OVC. Two athletic teams rifle and womens tennis will be suspended effective July 1.
The Ohio Valley Conference tennis matches between Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State will start three hours later than originally scheduled. The women's and men's teams will now square off at 2 p.m. on the Tech campus tennis courts, in the final home contest of the year for the Golden Eagle teams.
Light rain in the Upper Cumberland has forced a slight change in the schedule for Saturday's home tennis and softball contests. The tennis matches are now scheduled for 12:30 p.m. while softball is moving to a 2:30 p.m. start time.
Tennessee Tech got a couple of straight set victories in singles action and took a double contest, but Murray State prevailed over the Golden Eagles, 5-2, in Ohio Valley Conference women's tennis action Saturday afternoon.
Singles victories at No. 3 through No. 6 along with a sweep of the doubles competition led the Tennessee Tech womens tennis team to a 5-2 victory against Southeast Missouri on Tuesday evening at the Redhawks Sorts Complex.
After splitting their singles points to begin their match indoors, Tennessee Tech and Eastern Illinois had Sunday's contest decided in doubles play and the host Panthers prevailed, 4-3, in OVC action at the Danville Indoor Tennis Center.
A win in the doubles competition was not enough to propel the Tennessee Tech womens tennis team to a victory on Friday as the Austin Peay Lady Govs defeated the Golden Eagles, 5-2, at the Tech Tennis Courts.
Freshman Victoria Cran captured a hard-earned victory at No. 5 singles, preventing a sweep by Chattanooga as the Lady Mocs took home a 6-1 non-conference win over Tech Thursday in women's tennis action.
Following a 13-day layoff from competition, the Tennessee Tech mens and womens tennis teams will return to the court this week. The women have three matches in four days on their slate, while the men will play twice.
Playing indoors for more than 12 hours Thursday, the Tennessee Tech men's and women's tennis teams each dropped a 4-2 match to USC Upstate in non-conference action at the Cookeville Indoor Tennis Center.
A couple of schedule changes have been announced for the tennis matches and baseball game on Saturday at Tennessee Tech. The tennis matches are moving indoors at Fairfield Glade and the baseball game will begin an hour earlier at 1 p.m.
After sweeping the doubles competition, the Tennessee Tech mens tennis team won five of six singles matches to take a 6-1 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Tech womens team had its 2010 season opener spoiled with a 6-1 loss to the Salukis.
The Tennessee Tech womens tennis team begins its spring schedule, while the men look to make it two straight wins this weekend as both teams travel to Carbondale, Ill., to play Southern Illinois. Both teams are scheduled to take the court at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The Tennessee Tech men's tennis team has been picked to finish third in the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference standings and the Golden Eagle women are tabbed for fifth place, according to a preseason poll of the league's head coaches.
Four members of the Tennessee Tech womens tennis team will represent the Golden Eagles at Virginia Tech this weekend in the Hokie Fall Invitational. The three-day event begins on Friday, Oct. 2 and will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 4.