Blue Raiders Lose Close Match 4-3

MT drops match to rival Troy

April 12, 2008 · MT Media Relations
TROY, Ala. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis team lost a close match with conference rival Troy as the Trojans took a 4-3 win on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders took the doubles point to begin play with a 1-0 lead. Junior Marlene Chemin and sophomore Stephanie Parkison fell 8-4 to Annabelle Bares and Rawia El Sisi.

Middle Tennessee then rebounded as seniors Ann-Kristin Siljestrom and Claudia Szabo won their match 9-7 over Mirte De Bakker and Leonie Guijt. Junior Pooja Kommireddi and freshman Shannon Hartmann clinched the point with their 8-3 win over Stephanie Vieria and Carolina Jounia.

In singles play, El Sisi tied the match at 1 with her 6-2, 6-2 win over Siljestrom. Then Bares defeated Parkison 6-2, 6-3 to give the Trojans a 2-1 lead in the match.

Szabo tied the score again with her win over De Bakker 6-2, 6-2. Chemin then fell 6-2, 6-3 to Vieria, as Guijt sealed the win for Troy as she defeated Herrera 6-4, 6-4.

Kommireddi rounded out play for the Blue Raiders as she defeated Marine 6-4, 7-5.

Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Sunday, April 13 when it faces UAB at 11 a.m.

1. Rawia El Sisi (TROY) def. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) 6-2, 6-2
2. Annabelle Bares (TROY) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT) 6-2, 6-3
3. Claudia Szabo (MT) def. Mirte De Bakker (TROY) 6-2, 6-2
4. Stephanie Vieria (TROY) def. Marlene Chemin (MT) 6-2, 6-3
5. Leonie Guijt (TROY) def. Andrea Herrera (MT) 6-4, 6-4
6. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) def. Arres Marine (TROY) 6-4, 7-5

1. Annabelle Bares/Rawia El Sisi (TROY) def. Marlene Chemin/Stephanie Parkison (MT) 8-4
2. A.K. Siljestrom/Claudia Szabo (MT) def. Mirte De Bakker/Leonie Guijt (TROY) 9-7
3. Pooja Kommireddi/Shannon Hartmann (MT) def. Stephanie Vieria/Carolina Jounia (TROY) 8-3

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