COCHRAN, Georgia (MGSC RELEASE) - In the return of tennis to Middle Georgia State College, the men's and women's teams both picked up wins in a conference match with Emory College at Oxford on Friday. The match marks the first time the institution has had a tennis team since the early 2000s.
The men opened the season with a 9-0 win to taking all six singles and three doubles matches (scores are below). The team entered the season ranked # 20 in the NJCAA and Shem Alexis enters ranked as the #26 male in the nation while he and Camden Jones are ranked as the 22nd doubles team in the nation. Alexis took his first singles match 6-4, 6-3 while he and Jones won their match 8-6 at the first doubles spot.
The women came out with the win 6-3 taking four singles and two doubles matches (scores are below). The women start the season ranked 24 in the nation and were facing # 25 Oxford College of Emory University. Shelby Ashley and Tricia Wharton were ranked # 39 for the start of the season and took their match 8-6 in the first doubles spot.
The Knights men and women will both play their next matches on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 PM in Brunswick, GA against the College of Coastal Georgia.
1: Shelby Ashley (MGSC) def. Ebo 7-6, 6-0
2: Lasher def. Tricia Wharton (MGSC) 6-4, 6-2
3: Elizabeth Culpepper (MGSC) def. Yadplait 6-1, 6-2
4: Isdahl def. Halee Hayes (MGSC) 7-5, 6-2
5: Virginia Hargrove (MGSC) def. Toole 6-1, 6-0
6: Anna Roberts (MGSC) def. Forfeit Forfeit
1: Ashley/Wharton (MGSC) def. Ebo/Lasher 8-6
2: Yadplait/Isdahl def. Culpepper/Hayes (MGSC) 8-5
3: Hargrove/Roberts (MGSC) def. Forfeit Forfeit
1: Shem Alexis (MGSC) def. Rand 6-4, 6-3
2: Grant Wood (MGSC) def. Lu 6-2, 6-2
3: Austin Ross (MGSC) def. Giles 6-0, 6-4
4: Camden Jones (MGSC) def. Lin 6-1, 6-3
5: Dylan Jones (MGSC) def. Zhang 6-2, 6-2
6: Brantley Stone (MGSC) def. Pelia 6-2, 6-0
1: Alexis/C. Jones (MGSC) def. Rand/Lu 8-6
2: Wood/Ross (MGSC) def. Giles/Lin 8-3
3: Stone/D. Jones (MGSC) def. Zhang/Palia 8-0