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Indiana State Tops Blue Raiders 5-2

Yusypova and Herrera guide MT on Saturday

February 17, 2008 · MT Media Relations
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Juniors Elvira Yusupova and Andrea Herrera led Middle Tennessee against Indiana State on Saturday night but it was not enough as the Blue Raiders fell 5-2.

Yusupova defeated the Sycamores' Joanne Schickerling 6-4, 6-2 in No. 3 singles while Herrera won her match over Marie Caujolle 6-3, 6-2 to give the Blue Raiders (3-7) two points.

Indiana State (1-3) began the match by clinching the doubles point as No. 24 Schickerling and Jennifer Migan teamed to defeat Yusupova and senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom 8-4. Senior Claudia Szabo and junior Marlene Chemin won their match over Caujolle and Valeriia Petrovych 8-5.

The Sycamores' Sarah Meghoufel and Fadzai Masiyazi clinched the point with a win over sophomore Stephanie Parkison and freshman Shannon Hartmann 8-4 in three singles.

In singles action, No. 49 Migan defeated Siljestrom 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 singles while Parkison fell to Meghoufel 6-4, 6-4 in No. 2 singles. In No. 4 singles, Szabo lost her match with Masiyazi 6-2, 6-1.

Chemin was the only Blue Raider to force a third set as she fell to Petrovych 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in No. 5 singles.

Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 20 when it travels to Nashville, Tenn., to play Vanderbilt at 2:30 p.m.

Singles

1. #49 Jennifer Migan (INDST) def. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) 6-3, 6-3

2. Sarah Meghoufel (INDST) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT) 6-4, 6-4

3. Elvira Yusupova (MT) def. Joanne Schickerling (INDST) 6-4, 6-2

4. Fadzai Masiyazi (INDST) def. Claudia Szabo (MT) 6-2, 6-1

5. Valeriia Petrovych (INDST) def. Marlene Chemin (MT) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

6. Andrea Herrera (MT) def. Marie Caujolle (INDST) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

1. #24 Jennifer Migan/Joanne Schickerling (INDST) def. A.K. Siljestrom/Elvira Yusupova (MT) 8-4

2. Claudia Szabo/Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Marie Caujolle/Valeriia Petrovych (INDST) 8-5

3. Sarah Meghoufel/Fadzai Masiyazi (INDST) def. Stephanie Parkison/Shannon Hartmann (MT) 8-4

Match Notes:

Middle Tennessee 3-7

Indiana State 1-3

T-3:30 A-47

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