Blue Raiders Fall to No. 22 Tennessee

Lady Vols overpower MT in 2008 opener

January 18, 2008 · MT Media Relations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee fell 7-0 to No. 22 Tennessee to open the 2008 collegiate season on Friday.

The Blue Raiders (0-1) began the match with doubles but were overpowered by the Lady Vols (1-0) No. 2 tandum of Caitlin Whoriskey and Zsofia Zubor who defeated junior Marlene Chemin and senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom 8-2.

Sophomore Stephanie Parkison and junior Andrea Herrera were the next to finish doubles play but were unable to pull out a win falling to Connor Vogel and Jennifer Meredith 8-4.

Then freshman Shannon Hartmann and senior Claudia Szabo fell to No. 26 Ghizela Schutte and Rosalia Alda 8-2.

In singles action, Parkison returned from a pre-season injury to play in the No. 1 position but fell to Whoriskey 6-1, 6-0.

Schutte defeated Hartmann 6-2, 6-2 while Siljestrom fell to Meredith in the No. 4 spot. Szabo was the next to finish as she lost her match to Samantha Orlin 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Herrera lost to Alda 6-0, 6-1 before Chemin fell to No. 95 Zubor 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 5 position.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Sunday, Jan. 20 when it faces Ole Miss at 12:30 p.m. in Oxford, Miss.

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