Blue Raiders Beat Belmont 7-0
Women's tennis topped Bruins in first of two matches on TuesdayFebruary 12, 2008 · MT Media Relations
The Blue Raiders (2-6) swept the doubles matches to win the point and take a 1-0 lead in the match. Junior Marlene Chemin and sophomore Pooja Kommireddi won their match 8-4 over the Bruins (1-3) Abby Leatherwood and Kelly Pence to begin the match.
Then to clinch the doubles point, senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom and sophomore Elvira Yusupova teamed up to defeat Linda Johansson and Titiana Pozo 8-4. Rounding out doubles action, sophomore Stephanie Parkison and freshman Shannon Hartmann won their match 8-6 over Whitnie Warren and Katie Rhodes.
Yusupova kept the momentum going as she won her singles match 6-0, 6-2 over Lindsay Bennett. Siljestrom then defeated Warren 6-4, 6-2 to give the Blue Raiders a solid three-point lead.
Hartmann took her match 6-4, 6-2 over Pozo to clinch the match. Then Chemin defeated Rhodes 6-2, 6-4.
Finishing up action for Middle Tennessee were Parkison and Kommireddi who won their respective matches. Parkison defeated Johansson in a super tie-breaker 7-5, 46-, 10-5 while Kommireddi won 6-0, 6-2 over Pence.
The Blue Raiders will be back in action tonight at 5 p.m. when it faces UT-Chattanooga. Live Stats will be available on www.goblueraiders.com. Admission to the Racquet Club is free.
1. Stephanie Parkison (MT) def. Linda Johansson (BEL) 7-5, 4-6, 10-5
2. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) def. Whitnie Warren (BEL) 6-4, 6-3
3. Shannon Hartmann (MT) def. Tatiana Pozo (BEL) 6-4, 6-2
4. Elvira Yusupova (MT) def. Lindsay Bennett (BEL) 6-0, 6-2
5. Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Katie Rhodes (BEL) 6-2, 6-4
6. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) def. Kelly Pence (BEL) 6-0, 6-2
1. A.K. Siljestrom/Elvira Yusupova (MT) def. Linda Johansson/Tatiana Pozo (BEL) 8-4
Belmont University 1-2
Middle Tennessee 1-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,3,5,1,6)
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