Blue Raiders Fall 4-0
No. 28 Denver tops MT in second round of SBC ChampsApril 19, 2008 · MT Media Relations
The Blue Raiders lost the doubles point to begin the match and could never catch up. Junior Marlene Chemin and sophomore Stephanie Parkison lost their match 8-3 to Julia Bauregger and Mallory Voelker to begin play.
Then junior Pooja Kommireddi and freshman Shannon Hartmann fell to Annette Aksdal and Bhavanie Tirumurti 8-4 to round out doubles action. Seniors Claudia Szabo and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom were trailing Ute Schnoy and Kyla Iwinski 6-5 when their match was called because the point had been won by the Pioneers.
In singles action, Parkison fell 6-1, 6-0 to Aksdal as Denver took a 2-0 lead. Then junior Andrea Herrera lost her match 6-0, 6-1 to Iwinski.
Denver clinched the match as Voelker defeated Siljestrom 6-1, 6-1. Play will continue in the women's tournament later today with the championship and consolation matches being played on Sunday.
The Blue Raiders end the 2008 season with a record of 9-16 overall and 3-4 in Sun Belt Conference play.
1. Mallory Voelker (DU) def. A.K. Siljestrom (MT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Annette Aksdal (DU) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT) 6-1, 6-0
3. Julia Bauregger (DU) vs. Claudia Szabo (MT) 6-3, 0-0, unfinished
4. Ute Schnoy (DU) vs. Marlene Chemin (MT) 6-3, 3-1, unfinished
5. Kyla Iwinski (DU) def. Andrea Herrera (MT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Bhavani Tirumurti (DU) vs. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) 6-4, 1-1, unfinished
1. Julia Bauregger/Mallory Voelker (DU) def. Stephanie Parkison/Marlene Chemin (MT) 8-3
2. Ute Schnoy/Kyla Iwinski (DU) vs. Claudia Szabo/A.K. Siljestrom (MT) 6-5, unfinished
3. Annette Aksdal/Bhavani Tirumurti (DU) def. Pooja Kommireddi/Shannon Hartmann (MT) 8-4
Middle Tennessee 9-14
Denver 19-2; National ranking #28
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,5,1)
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