Tech keeps OVC streak alive with 5-1 win over SIUE

Tech keeps OVC streak alive with 5-1 win over SIUE


Cookeville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech tennis team knocked off Ohio Valley Conference opponent SIU Edwardsville Saturday afternoon 5-1, extending its conference winning streak to 14 and improving to a 6-0 league record this season. 

Tech captured its sixth consecutive doubles point of the season when they won the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. 

Duo Syrym Abdukhalikov and Alejandro Augusto defeated Cougars Marten Jonsson and Nico Kuehn, 9-7, keeping their own streak alive of 6-0 in doubles play this season. 

Junior Vasily Eremeev and sophomore Artem Tarasov also have a streak of their own, with their 8-6 win today, they are 5-0 in doubles play this season and one unfinished.

In singles play, Abdukhalikov defeated Jonsson in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, in the No. 1 spot and is 6-0 in conference singles matches. 

In the No. 2 spot, Augusto defeated Nicolas Vincent, 6-3, 6-2, and is also 6-0 in OVC singles matches.

Eremeev won the No. 4 spot in the third set after downing Jacob Tanulanond, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Tech faces visiting Eastern Illinois Sunday at 12 p.m. at the Tech Tennis Courts. Admission is free to all Tech home matches.

Tennessee Tech 5, SIU Edwardsville 1
Apr 06, 2013 at Cookeville, Tenn. (Tech Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Syrym Abdukhalikov (TTU) def. Marten Jonsson (SIUE) 7-5, 6-3
2. Alejandro Augusto (TTU) def. Nicolas Vincent (SIUE) 6-3, 6-2
3. Jacob Perkins (SIUE) def. Artem Tarasov (TTU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Vasily Eremeev (TTU) def. Jacob Tanulanond (SIUE) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
5. Alvaro Cintas (TTU) vs. Nico Kuehn (SIUE) 6-3, 2-6, 2-1, unfinished
6. Othon Lima (TTU) def. Stephen Washuta (SIUE) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Syrym Abdukhalikov/Alejandro Augusto (TTU) def. Marten Jonsson/Nico Kuehn (SIUE) 9-7
2. Artem Tarasov/Vasily Eremeev (TTU) def. Patrick Gaffigan/Jacob Tanulanond (SIUE) 8-6
3. Alvaro Cintas/Othon Lima (TTU) vs. Stephen Washuta/Jacob Perkins (SIUE) 7-7, unfinished


Match Notes
SIU Edwardsville 8-6 (3-3)
Tennessee Tech 6-9 (6-0)
T-3:10 A-52