Blue Raiders begin tournament strong
Herrera and Chemin win first singles matchesOctober 10, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
Freshman Taylor Coffey defeated Florida International's Maria Spencely 6-4, 6-4 to open play at the UNF Invitational. Coffey will play Tara Byrne in the second round of play at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
In B singles, senior Andrea Herrera defeated Boston College's Valecia Kendrick 6-1, 6-3. Herrera will play Sun Belt conference foe Stephanie Vieira at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the second round of play.
Senior Marlene Chemin won her match 6-1, 6-4 over Daniella Palimotto of Stetson to begin C singles. Chemin will face Samford's Karen Niszl at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
After a bye in the first round of A singles, junior Natalie Araya will play Aline Berkenbrock of host UNF at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Freshman Marietta Bigus will play at 12 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a bye in the first round of play in B singles.
In C singles, junior Anna Djananova will face Emma Knight of Georgia Southern on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after receiving a bye in the first round. Also in C singles, freshman Alex Dachos will play - after receiving a bye in the first round of play.
In doubles action, Araya and Djananova fell 8-6 to Christine Caforio and Melanie Rolle of Georgia Southern.
Chemin and Coffey paired up to defeat Jessica Fuller and Kristi Kegerreis of Georgia State 8-4. The duo will play Kendrick and Stacey Lopez of Boston College at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Herrea teamed up with East Tennessee State's Paula Jaime to defeat Boston College's Andrea Paez and Jeneice Ward 8-3. Herrera and Jaime will play Shannon Hartman and Rebecca Kirven of Samford at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Also in C singles, Bigus and Dachos paired to win their match 8-4 over Iveta Blodneice of South Carolina State and Victoria Krook of UNF. The two will play Knight and Molly Maddox of Georgia State at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Results from Saturday's action at the UNF Invitational will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available.
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