NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Jackson State women’s tennis team fell 4-2 to the Alabama State Lady Hornets Sunday morning in the SWAC Tennis Championship match. JSU finished the season with a 7-1 SWAC record and a 12-14 overall record.
Sunday’s match-up was the second time in as many years that the two programs (Jackson State and Alabama State) have met in the conference championship match. Last season the ASU women beat Jackson State in the championship match.
Jackson State took the initial advantage when SWAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year Tyler Smith partnered with sophomore Lucia Solis to top Reka Szentes and Cartier 6-2.
Alabama State evened it up when the pair of Mirna Curcic and Lackova beat Zhang and Butorina 6-1. But, JSU answered back to take the doubles point when Jones and Dickson got past Brankica Orlovic and Blazevic 6-3.
The Lady Tigers had two representatives on the All-Tournament squad with Smith (No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles positions) and Solis (No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles positions) each earning three victories in their runners up finish.