Blue Raiders Fall to North Texas
Yusupova leads MT on SundayFebruary 3, 2008 · MT Media Relations
Yusupova played in her first match of the 2008 season as she defeated Mean Green's Amy Joubert in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 10-7 in a super tie-breaker.
Middle Tennessee fell to 1-5 on the season with the loss as North Texas improved to 3-1.
In No. 2 doubles juniors Marlene Chemin and Andrea Herrera fell to Rachel Wilhelm and Catalina Cruz 8-3. Then junior Pooja Kommireddi and senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom lost their match with Idalina Franca and Narine Kazarova 8-4.
In singles action, Parkison lost to Ranganathan 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 singles while in the No. 2 position Kazarova topped Hartmann 6-0, 6-3.
Senior Claudia Szabo fell to Cruz 4-5, 5-4 before retiring and Siljestrom lost to Wilhelm 7-5, 6-2 in No. 4 singles.
Rounding out the match for Middle Tennessee was Chemin who was defeated by Franca 6-3, 6-1.
Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Saturday, Feb. 9 when it travels to Lexington, Ky. to face Kentucky at 12 p.m.
1. Madura Ranganathan (NT) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT) 6-4, 6-4
2. Narine Kazarova (NT) def. Shannon Hartmann (MT) 6-0, 6-3
3. Catalina Cruz (NT) def. Claudia Szabo (MT) 4-6, 5-4, retired
4. Rachel Wilhelm (NT) def. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) 7-5, 6-2
5. Idalina Franca (NT) def. Marlene Chemin (MT) 6-3, 6-1
6. Elvira Yusupova (MT) def. Amy Joubert (NT) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
1. Madura Ranganathan/Amy Joubert (NT) def. Parkison/ Hartmann (MT) 8-4
2. Rachel Wilhelm/Catalina Cruz (NT) def. Chemin/ Herrera (MT) 8-3
3. Idalina Franca/Narine Kazarova (NT) def. Kommireddi/ Siljestrom (MT) 8-4
Middle Tennessee 1-5
North Texas 3-1
Official: Stephanie Burnham
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