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Blue Raiders Lose Close Match

MT falls 4-3 to Roadrunners

February 1, 2008 · MT Media Relations
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Middle Tennessee fell 4-3 on Friday to the University of Texas-San Antonio in its closest match of the 2008 season.

The Blue Raiders (1-4) lost the doubles point to begin the match giving the Roadrunners (1-2) a 1-0 lead.

Then sophomore Stephanie Parkison fell to Karen Scida 6-4, 6-1 and freshman Shannon Hartmann lost her match with Nathalie Wallin 6-2, 6-4 extending the lead for UTSA 3-0.

Then the Blue Raiders started a rally. Junior Marlene Chemin won her match with Tanya Hasking 6-5, 6-5. Senior Claudia Szabo defeated Monika Drabkova 6-4, 6-1 to close the gap 3-2.

Junior Pooja Kommireddi forced a third set in her match with Holly Phillips but it was not enough as Phillips pulled ahead for a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win in the match giving UTSA the 4-2 lead.

Senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom rounded out play with her win over Caroline Dedering 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 3 when it faces conference foe North Texas at 12 p.m.

Singles

1. Karen Scida (UTSA) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT) 6-4, 6-1

2. Nathalie Wallin (UTSA) def. Shannon Hartmann (MT) 6-2, 6-4

3. Claudia Szabo (MT) def. Monika Drabkova (UTSA) 6-4, 6-1

4. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) def. Caroline Dedering (UTSA) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

5. Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Tanya Hasking (UTSA) 6-5, 6-5

6. Holly Phillips (UTSA) def. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Doubles

1. Karen Scida/Caroline Dedering (UTSA) def. Siljestrom/ Chemin (MT) 9-8

2. Tanya Hasking/Monika Drabkova (UTSA) def. Szabo/ Hartmann (MT) 8-6

3. Nathalie Wallin/Holly Phillips (UTSA) def. Parkison/ Herrera (MT) 8-5

Match Notes:

Middle Tennessee 1-4

UT-San Antonio 1-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2, 1); Singles (1, 2, 5, 3, 6, 4)

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