Men's Tennis Wins Four Times in Tourney
Open dual match season at home on January 28January 13, 2007 · MT Media Relations
Morgan Richard and Joao Paoliello both picked up victories on the final day of action. Richard defeated Georgia Tech's Eric Molnar, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, and Paoliello won 6-2, 7-5, over Florida State's Andrew Bailey.
On Friday, the Blue Raiders won three singles matches and one doubles match, including victories by newcomer Richard Cowden.
Cowden defeated Florida State's Ryan Boyajian, 6-2, 6-1, while Richard won 6-4, 6-4, over Marc Spicijaric of Illinois. Richard also picked up a victory, 6-4, 6-2, against Brandon Davis of Illinois, but Boiron dropped a 0-6, 0-6, decision to Florida State's Michael O'Shea.
In doubles, Cowden and Rocafort defeated Alex Strom and Scott Kennel of Portland, 8-3, but the Blue Raiders dropped the other three matches.
Boiron and Richard dropped a 4-8 decision to Florida State's Bailey and Boyajian, while Rocafort and Paoliello lost to Georgia Tech's David North and Jose Muguruza, 6-8. Richard and Cowden dropped an 8-4 decision to FSU's Boyajian and Chris Cloer.
Middle Tennessee opens the 2007 dual match schedule with a pair of matches on Sunday, January 28, facing Western Michigan at 10 a.m. and East Tennessee at 6 p.m.
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