Portsmouth, Ohio – Shawnee State tennis were in action over the weekend, playing Alice Lloyd (Ky.) and Asbury (Ky.) in the Asbury Tri-Match on Saturday, and playing Mid-South Conference opponents Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville on Sunday.
The Shawnee State men went 1-1 on Saturday, defeating Alice Lloyd 8-0 and falling to Asbury 8-0. Shawnee State would win both of the doubles matches, with Nick Johnson and newcomer Caspar Nolte defeating David Cavins and Kaleb Huber 8-1, coupling with Rodney Spriggs (SO/Lucasville, Ohio) and Zach Colley (FR/Portsmouth, Ohio) defeating Tyler Kilburn and Daniel Guzman 8-0. Johnson would defeat Cavins in the singles 6-0, 6-0, to go along with Notle's 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Guzman.
The Asbury game would be far more difficult as Shawnee State failed to get a single point. The only game won by the Shawnee State men in the match was in the doubles, when Spriggs and Colley won a game from Aquille Trotman and Deuce Gibson.
Shawnee State's women went 0-2 on Saturday, falling to Alice Lloyd 6-2 and to Asbury 8-0. Katy Singer and Kendi Congrove (SR/Chillicothe, Ohio) won one of the doubles matches in the Alice Lloyd match, defeating Megan Hall and Emily Burgin. Singer would also be victorious in her singles match, defeating Peyton Brown 6-0, 6-0. Caleigh O'Neal (SO/Greenup, Kentucky) was the best performance in Shawnee State's loss to Asbury, falling to Jessie Dial 6-4, 6-1.
Sunday would not get any easier for either the men or the women as Shawnee State faced nationally ranked Mid-South Conference opponents Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville. The men would fail to take a game from #5 Lindsey Wilson, falling 8-0. The women would be equally fruitless against Lindsey, falling to the #2 ranked Blue Raider women 8-0 with no games won.
The Shawnee State men would face off later that afternoon with ninth-ranked Campbellsville, falling 8-0 again. Nick Johnson would fall to Alex Spalding in Shawnee State's best effort, losing 6-1, 4-2 after retiring due to injury.
Shawnee State's women also fell 8-0 to the 18th-ranked Campbellsville women. Shelby Hay (SO/Louisa, Kentucky) and Megan Meyers (FR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) would take a set from Campbellsville's Kaede Amano and Majella Nobile, losing 8-1 in SSU's best performance of the afternoon session.
Shawnee State's men and women both leave the weekend with records of 3-6.
Shawnee State are back in action on Thursday, April 6th when they hit the road for a match against Indiana University-East. Game time is set for 3:00pm.