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Blue Raiders Begin Play in Arizona

Peers leads freshmen on Friday.

November 9, 2007 · MT Media Relations
TEMPE, Ariz. - Middle Tennessee's men's tennis team began play at the Thunderbird Invitational on Friday.

Freshman Kyle Wishing fell to Juan Carlos Rebaza of Arizona State 6-1, 6-1 to begin the tournament.

Also in the first round, freshman John Peers won his match with Jim Brouleau of New Mexico State 6-2, 6-2. Auburn's Lukas Maroun defeated freshman Derrick Davison 6-2, 6-1.

Peers rebounded in the second round of singles play defeating Auburn's Alex Petropolous 6-3, 6-2.

Peers will play the 40th ranked player in the country on Saturday.

In the first round of consolation play, Wishing lost his match with Arkansas' Tyler Taransky 6-4, 7-4.

Also in consolation play, Davison fell to Arizona State's Murilo Souza 6-3, 6-0.

In doubles action, Peers paired up with Brandon Joost of Arkansas to defeated Gustave Diep and Jom Brouleau of New Mexico State 8-3.

Davison and Wishing fell to Arizona State's T.J. Bellama and Rebaza 8-2.

Play at the Thunderbird Invitational will continue on Saturday morning and run through Sunday.

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