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Middle Tennessee performs well in Georgia

Peers, Richard and Cowden all notch wins in first match

September 19, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
ATHENS, Ga. - Middle Tennessee began the fall 2008 season with a number of wins at the 2008 Southern Intercollegiate Championships hosted by the University of Georgia.

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Sophomore John Peers began the tournament with a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Tennessee Tech's Dean O'Brien.

Also in Division I singles, senior Morgan Richard defeated Yoann Re of Virginia Tech 6-2, 6-1, after losing to him when the two faced last March.

Sophomore Richard Cowden also performed well for the Blue Raiders as he defeated Alex Hill of tournament host Georgia 6-3, 6-3.

Sophomore Alex McCann lost his first match of the tournament 6-2, 6-4 to Carlos Salmon of Wake Forest, who is seeded 64th in the Division II round.

Sophomore Kyle Wishing fell to Wake Forest's David Hopkins 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles action, Peers and Cowden defeated Mortiz Bernhoerster and Jeff Archer of Charlotte 8-2. Wishing and McCann won their match 8-1 over Lander's Gary Bertoldo and Juan Manrique.

The Blue Raiders will continue play at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Complete Results from Friday
Singles
Division Round Result

I 64 John Peers (MTSU) def. Dean O'Brien (Tennessee Tech), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4
I 64 Morgan Richard (MTSU) def. Yoann Re (Virginia Tech), 2-1
II 64 Carlos Salmon (Wake Forest) def. Alex McCann (MTSU), 6-2, 6-4
II 64 Richard Cowden (MTSU) def. Alex Hill (Georgia), 6-3, 6-3
III 32 David Hopkins (Wake Forest) def. Kyle Wishing (MTSU), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
I 32 Richard Cowden/John Peers (MTSU) def. Mortiz Bernhoerster/Jeff Archer (Charlotte), 8-2
II 64 Alex McCann/Kyle Wishing (MTSU) def. Gary Bertoldo/Juan Manrique (Lander), 8-1

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