Blue Raiders ready to open fall action

Chemin, Herrera will guide team of newcomers

September 18, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's tennis team will begin fall play this weekend, Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21 with the 25th annual Steve Baras Fall Classic hosted by UT-Chattanooga.

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This season's Blue Raider squad looks completely different as only two return from the 2007-08 season. Seniors Marlene Chemin and Andrea Herrera will anchor a small squad that features two juniors and three freshmen.

Natalie Araya and Anna Djananova join the Blue Raiders after winning the doubles junior college national championship for Lee College.

Marietta Bigus, Taylor Coffey and Alexandra Dachos round out the newcomers for the Blue Raiders this season. Bigus is a native of Rumia, Poland while Coffey hails from Cartersville, Ga. Dachos is a native of Florence, Mass.

The UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic is hosted by the Mocs men's and women's tennis teams and will feature 24 regional and state collegiate teams at the Champions Club in Hixson, Tenn.

Admission to the tournament is free. Results of the Blue Raiders' matches will be available on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as it becomes available.

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