NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Jackson State men’s tennis team was not able to complete the defense of the SWAC championship the team won in 2016, as the Tigers fell 4-0 to the Alabama State Hornets Sunday afternoon.
Last season, the two teams met and the Tigers defeated the Hornets. However, in 2017 the roles would be reversed. JSU finished the 2017 season with a 5-1 conference record and an 8-21 overall record. Sunday’s meeting marks the second straight time the two teams have met in the conference title match.
Alabama State finished it out by winning two of three matches in doubles competition and followed it up with victories at the No. 1 singles position from senior Takura Mlambo, the No. 3 position from junior Tomas Fernandez and from Carl-Louis Luckmann at the No. 4 position.
Jackson State had one undefeated player who made the All-Tournament as Andrey Alawi (2-0 at the No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles).