Tennis starts spring with losses

The Truman State University men’s and women’s tennis teams kicked off their spring seasons with losses over the weekend.

The men’s team traveled to Quincy, Illinois, on Saturday to face the University of Southern Indiana and lost 8-1. Senior Paul Province and freshman Arpit Sahoo earned the men’s only team point of the day with an 8-6 victory in the number one doubles match.

The women’s team headed the opposite direction to St. Joseph, Missouri, and lost three duals during the two-day Stoney Creek Indoor Invitational. First, the women lost 5-2 to the host team from Missouri Western State University. Truman scored both their team points in doubles — junior Maura Dunn and senior Lindsey Schlichting won in the top doubles spot while freshman Kayla Peterson and junior Finessa Rassel beat Missouri Western’s number three doubles team, both with 8-6 scores.

Later that day, Truman lost 5-1 to Newman University with the only team point coming from Dunn and Schlichting once again. Truman got swept 5-0 by Augustana University on Saturday.

Both teams will play GLVC teams starting with their next matches. The men will stay in Quincy to resume play tomorrow against Quincy University. The women will face Bellarmine University at 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.


Correction: This story originally said the men’s team lost to University of Illinois Springfield on Saturday and would play University of Southern Indiana on Sunday. The men actually lost to University of Illinois Springfield on Oct. 13, lost to University of Southern Indiana on Saturday, and went on to play Quincy University on Sunday. For more information, go to