Jan. 24, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.- Marshall tennis will continue its 2014 season with the first dual match of the year, welcoming the Morehead State Eagles to Huntington on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The Herd will play host to Radford on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Match updates will be posted on herdzone.com. Make sure to follow @HerdZone and @Herd_Tennis for live updates as well.
HAVE YOU HERD?
The Herd supports a roster of four freshmen, including two first-semester freshmen in Derya Turhan (Bad Salzuflen, Germany) and Anna Pomyatinskaya (Sochi, Russia).
Both girls are coming off their first collegiate victories in the UVa Winter Invite- Pomyatinskaya defeating Olga Turteac of VCU 3-6, 6-4, and 10-6, and Turhan defeating duo Joanna Henderson/Eve Repic of Tennessee with the help of partner Dana Oppinger.
The other freshmen, Rachael Morales (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and Anne Gulsrud (Stavenger, Norway) were also successful at UVa. Morales teamed up with junior Kai Broomfield (Toronto, Canada) to win doubles matches against both Utah and Tennessee.
Gulsrud defeated the Volunteers’ Ashlee Boles by a match score of 6-2, 6-4.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Morehead State is coming off its first win of the season having beat North Carolina Central in a 5-2 dual match. The team is currently 1-1 on the season. Morehead boasts a young roster, with the most experienced player being junior Alex Tachovsky, a transfer from Louisville.
Morehead posted a 3-17 record, with a 2-8 conference record last season.
SCOUTING THE HIGHLANDERS
Radford has no seniors and only three upperclassmen on this season's roster. Add into the fold three newcomers and the Highlanders have in all likelihood the youngest group in the Big South.
Radford finished the 2013 season with a 7-16 record (3-6 Big South).
Marshall will stay at home as in-state foe WVU comes to town on Feb. 1, followed by the arrival of Virginia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 2.