Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State tennis opened Mid-South Conference play on Thursday afternoon, with the SSU men falling to Pikeville 8-1, and the women earning a 5-4 victory over UPike.
Men's tennis had a frustrating day, falling in all three doubles matches and five out of six singles matches. Clint Burk was the lone winner on the day for the men, defeating opponent Kenton Hall 1-6, 6-2, and 11-9 in the tiebreaker.
Shawnee State's women would benefit from three Pikeville forfeits to earn their third victory of the season. Shelby Hay (SO/Louisa, Kentucky) and Adrianna Johnson (FR/Clarksville, Ohio) would win their doubles match over Bryanna Shroers and Emma Wonn 8-4 in doubles, and Katy Singer would be Shawnee State's lone singles winner, defeating Wonn 4-6, 6-2, and 10-2 in the tiebreaker.
The loss moves Shawnee State's men to 2-1 on the season, and 0-1 in the Mid-South Conference. Women's tennis improves to 3-0 on the season, and 1-0 in the conference. This marks the first time since March 2010 that Shawnee State's women have won three matches in a row, and is their first conference victory since April 2015.
The Pikeville men's team is now 7-2 on the season, and 1-0 in the MSC. Pikeville's women fall to 0-5, and 0-1 in the league.
Shawnee State tennis returns to action on Friday when they begin a two-day road trip at St. Francis (Ind.).
Shawnee State University Tennis
Shawnee State vs University of Pikeville
Thursday, March 23,, 2017
Men's Doubles—8 Game Pro Set Format Winner Score
Nick Johnson/Zach Colley (FR/Portsmouth, Ohio), SSU vs
Bernabeu/Acevedo, UP Bernabeu/Acevedo 8-0
Matthew Bryant (JR/Asheville, Ohio)/Rodney Sprigg , SSU vs
Reyes/Rodenbusch, UP Reyes/Rodenbusch 8-0
Tyler Sherwood (JR/Minford, Ohio)/Ben Bercheck, SSU vs
Hall/Pacheco, UP Hall/Pacheco 8-0
Nick Johnson, SSU vs Bernabeu, UP Berbabeu 6-1, 6-1
Matthew Bryant, SSU vs Acevedo, UP Acevedo 6-1, 6-0
Rodney Spriggs (SO/Lucasville, Ohio), SSU vs Reyes, UP Reyes 6-0, 6-0
Zack Colley, SSU vs Rodenbusch, UP Rodenbusch 6-0, 6-0
Clint Burk, SSU vs Hall, UP Burk 1-6, 6-2, 11-9 Tie Breaker
Tyler Sherwood, SSU vs Pacheco, UP Pacheco 6-0, 6-2
Women's Doubles—8 Game Pro Set Format
1st Doubles Winner Score
Acuna/Marcum, UP Acuna/Marcum 8-0
Schroers/Wonn, UP Hay/Johnson 8-4
Katy Singer/Mykalley Detty (JR/Washington Court House, Ohio), SSU vs
Shelby Hay, SSU vs Acua, UP Acuna 6-0, 6-0
Kendi Congrove, SSU vs Marcum, UP Marcum 6-0, 6-1,
Megan Meyers, SSU/Schroers Schroers 6-4, 7-6 (10-7)
Katy Singer, SSU vs Wonn Singer 4-6, 6-3, 10-2 Tie Break
Caleigh O'Neal (SO/Greenup, Kentucky), SSU vs O'Neal Forfeit
Mykalley Detty, SSU vs Johnson Forfeit