MGSC Knights tennis programs pick up wins

MGSC  Knights tennis programs pick up wins

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.

Women’s Results

Singles:
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
Doubles:
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

Men’s Results

Singles:
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
Doubles
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