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Naomi Tran had two comeback victories in Mississippi State's 7-0 and 6-0 doubleheader victories over Jackson State.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

STARKVILLE, Miss. – After falling to Houston on Sunday, the Mississippi State women’s team was able to rebound nicely on Wednesday, picking up a pair of shutout victories over visiting Jackson State at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.

With the wins, Mississippi State improves to 6-2 on the season, 4-0 at home.

The Bulldogs started the first match with a sweep in doubles action. Georgiana Patrasc and Naomi Tran were the first to finish on court 1, defeating Jackson State’s Akshatha Ananth and Angie Condorelli 8-0. The duo of Timea Guibe and Alexandra Perper would clinch the doubles point on court 2, as they took an 8-0 decision over Kesica Jayapalan and Harshini Reddy. Rosalinda Calderon and Rosie Dion also picked up an 8-2 win on No. 3, over JSU’s Julia Angermann and Anastasila Zviahintseva.

Mississippi State carried its momentum into singles play, as the 72nd-ranked Patrasc defeated Condorelli 6-0, 6-0 on court 1. After Reddy retired on court 4 to Guibe, the Bulldogs were able to clinch the match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory on No. 2 by Dion. Calderon and Petra Ferancova would also pick up wins on courts 5 and 6, respectively, while Tran closed out the match with a 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(7) comeback victory at No. 4.

The second match got off to a slightly different start, as singles was played first. Scoring would begin on No. 3, as Angermann retired to Guibe, trailing 5-0 in the first set. State’s Patrasc would soon follow with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ananth on court 2 for a 2-0 MSU lead. Calderon picked up an impressive 6-2, 6-3 win on No. 6 over Rebekah Adewumi and Ferancova would then clinch the match for the Bulldogs on court 5, taking a 6-3, 6-2 win over JSU’s Jayapalan.

Dion and Tran would also pick up victories to close out the second match. The senior Dion improved to 8-0 on the season with a 6-0, 6-3 win in her first-ever match at the No. 1 position as a Bulldog. Tran once again came from behind for victory, taking a 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(3) win at No. 3.

“We were challenged in a couple of spots,” said head coach Daryl Greenan. “Naomi had two tough matches, but she dug deep and didn’t give up and found a way to get those wins. Rosie is also playing like a true senior, and she talked about being excited for her senior year. She’s healthy for the first time in her career and she’s worked hard to get to where she’s ready to play her best tennis. She picked up two big wins on the top two courts today and I’m excited for her.”

The Bulldogs will next host Alabama A&M (Noon) and Alcorn State (3 p.m.) this Saturday, Feb. 22, in the final non-conference matches for MSU before entering SEC play next weekend. Live stats will be available on hailstate.com.

For more information on the Mississippi State women’s tennis team, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateWT), Facebook (HailStateWT) and Instagram (HailStateWT).

Mississippi State 7, Jackson State 0
February 19, 2014 – A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre – Starkville, Miss.

 

Doubles
1.     Patrasc/Tran (MSU) def. Ananth/Condorelli (JSU), 8-0

2.     Guibe/Perper (MSU) def. Jayapalan/Reddy (JSU), 8-0

3.     Calderon/Dion (MSU) def. Angermann/Zviahintseva (JSU), 8-2

 

Singles
1.     No. 72 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Angela Condorelli (JSU), 6-0, 6-0

2.     Roseline Dion (MSU) def. Anastasila Zviahintseva (JSU), 6-0, 6-0

3.     Timea Guibe (MSU) def. Harshini Reddy (JSU), 6-0, 4-0 (ret.)

4.     Naomi Tran (MSU) def. Julia Angermann (JSU), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0(7)

5.     Rosalinda Calderon (MSU) def. Kesica Jayapalan (JSU), 6-0, 6-2

6.     Petra Ferancova (MSU) def. Rebekah Adewumi (JSU), 6-0, 6-1

  

Order of finish

Doubles:  1, 2, 3

Singles: 1, 3, 2, 6, 5, 4

 

 

Mississippi State 6, Jackson State 0

February 19, 2014 – A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre – Starkville, Miss.

Singles

1.     Roseline Dion (MSU) def. Angela Condorelli (JSU), 6-0, 6-3

2.     No. 72 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Akshatha Ananth (JSU), 6-1, 6-1

3.     Naomi Tran (MSU) def. Anastasila Zviahintseva (JSU), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(3)

4.     Timea Guibe (MSU) def. Julia Angermann (JSU), 5-0 (ret.)

5.     Petra Ferancova (MSU) def. Kesica Jayapalan (JSU), 6-3, 6-2

6.     Rosalinda Calderon (MSU) def. Rebekah Adewumi (JSU), 6-2, 6-3

 

Order of finish

Singles: 4, 2, 6, 5, 1, 3

Doubles: not contested


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