Blue Raiders play close matches on Saturday

Chemin, Dachos post singles wins on rainy day

October 11, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Middle Tennessee women's tennis program played a number of close matches on Saturday but could only pull out two wins in a day hampered by inclement weather.

ยท Complete Results from Saturday

Senior Marlene Chemin won her first match of the day over Samford's Karen Niszl 6-4, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, Chemin fell to Caroline Jouanin of Troy 6-3, 6-2.

Also in C singles, freshman Alex Dachos defeated Victoria Krook of UNF 2-6, 6-3, 10-3 to advance to the quarterfinals. In her second match of the day, Dachos fell to Fernanda Carrero 6-1, 3-6, 10-5.

Freshman Taylor Coffey fell to Tara Byrne of East Tennessee State 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 in the second round of A singles.

Also in A singles, junior Natalie Araya put up a fight in her match with Aline Berkenbrock of host UNF but fell 6-7 (2) 6-1, 10-7. Araya will play Ali Beavers in the second round of consolation play at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Freshman Marietta Bigus fell to Georgia Southern's Melanie Rolle 6-3, 6-0 in her first match of the tournament after receiving a bye in the first round.

Senior Andrea Herrera also played a three-set match with Sun Belt conference foe Stephanie Vieira in the second round of B singles. Herrera lost the first set 7-5 but won the second 6-1 before falling 10-6 in the match tiebreaker.

In C singles, junior Anna Djananova retired her match with Emma Knight of Georgia Southern due to an injury after trailing 5-0 in the first set. Djananova will play Reijina Hopkins at 11:30 a.m. in Sunday in C singles consolation bracket.

Due to inclement weather in the Jacksonville area on Saturday in addition to multiple rain delays there were no doubles matches played.

Results from Sunday's action at the UNF Invitational will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available.

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