Rain Postpones MSU-Alabama Tennis Match Until Saturday
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Due to rainfall that lingered in the MSU area for most of Friday afternoon, the conclusion of the men’s tennis match between No. 16 Mississippi State and No. 37 Alabama has been postponed until Saturday, March 1, at 12 p.m. CT.
At the time of the suspension Friday, the Bulldogs were leading the Crimson Tide 1-0 after doubles play. State picked up an 8-3 win on court one from the duo of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp and court two from Florian Lakat and Tassilo Schmid to take the early advantage. Play on court three was suspended, with Alabama’s duo of Andrew Goodwin and Stuart Kenyon leading MSU’s Rishab Agarwal and Zach White 5-4.
Play was then called shortly after the beginning of singles play at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre. Only one first set had been decided, as State’s Agarwal took the first on court five from UA’s Sean Donohue 6-0.
On the remaining courts, UA was up 3-2 on one (match on serve), while also up a double break 5-1 on two. Play on court three is tied at 3-3. At the No. 4 position, UA was up a double break 5-2. The Crimson Tide is also up 3-2 on court six, with the match on serve.
The teams will pick up action with those scores Saturday.