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Blue Raiders begin play at Vanderbilt tourney

Dachos, Djananova post wins

October 17, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Freshman Alex Dachos and junior Anna Djananova began the June Stewart Invitational with wins on Friday.

ยท Day One Results

In the Friday mix and matches, Dachos defeated UTM's Belisa DeBrito 6-2, 6-2. Dachos will play Ernestine Koornhof of UTM at 1 p.m. in the mix and matches.

Djananova also posted a win for the Blue Raiders as she defeated Korrnhof 6-3, 6-1. Djananova will play UTM's Julianne McMeen at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the mix and matches.

Junior Natalie Araya fell to Catherine Newman of host Vanderbilt 6-0, 6-0 to open play in the Jason Valentine Metamaterials draw. Araya will play Ragini Acharya of William and Mary at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the first round of consolation play.

Freshman Marietta Bigus lost her match 6-2, 6-2 to Zapadalova of Indiana in the first round of the Tom Black Invitational draw. Bigus will play Amanda Moccia of Western Michigan at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

In the Travis Young draw freshman Taylor Coffey fell to Lauren Sabacinski of William and Mary 6-0, 6-2. Coffey will face Indiana's Sigrid Fischer at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the consolation bracket.

Senior Andrea Herrera fell to Stephanie Heller of Indiana 6-0, 6-2 in the Gary Neal draw. Herrera will play Ashley Moccia of Western Michigan at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

In the Edward Collins Invitational draw, senior Marlene Chemin lost her match 6-0, 6-1 to Carmen Pop of William and Mary. Chemin will play at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the consolation bracket when she faces Sara Leavy of UT-Martin.

In doubles action, Djananova and Chemin fell to Emily Dudzik and Yumi Matsuto of Western Michigan 8-6.

Dachos teamed with freshman Marietta Bigus winning their match 8-4 over Jenny Nalepa and April Kerr of Western Michigan.

Heather Steinbauer and Courtney Ulery of Vanderbilt defeated Araya and Coffey 8-3 to round out doubles action for the Blue Raiders.

Results of the tournament will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available.

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