King drops season opening dual at Tusculum

King drops season opening dual at Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team played their first dual of the season as they traveled to Tusculum College on Monday. The Tornado fell to the Pioneers 9-0.

FINAL SCORE: Tusculum 9, King 0
LOCATION: Nichols Tennis Complex; Greeneville, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 0-1; Tusculum 3-0


  • The Pioneers took a pair of wins by default at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles to take a quick 2-0 lead.
  • The advantage grew as Tusculum took both doubles matches, 8-0 at the top flight and 8-1 at the second flight.
  • Tusculum then took the remaining five singles matches, starting with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the top flight.
  • For the Tornado, Thalía Roustand Ruiz fell to Africa Mota 6-1, 6-1 while Vanessa Francois fell to Julia Lopez 6-2, 6-0 at the third flight.
  • The Pioneers then won the final two singles in super sets 8-1 and 8-0 to take the dual 9-0.


  • King travels to the ITA Regional on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sumter, S.C.