Blue Raiders top Golden Eagles 5-2

Seniors clinch match for MT

February 1, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee picked up its second win of the 2009 season with a 5-2 win over Tennessee Tech.

The Blue Raiders began the match with a sweep of doubles winning all three of those matches 8-2.

Then freshman Taylor Coffey put Middle Tennessee up 2-0 in the match with her 6-2, 6-3 win over Tatiana Denzhkina. Junior Natalie Araya defeated Laura Porras 6-3, 6-3 giving the Blue Raiders a 3-0 lead.

Kelly Holtzhausen closed the gap with her win over Middle Tennessee freshman Marietta Bigus 6-2, 6-4. Then Alena Krutkina defeated Anna Djananova 6-2, 6-0 making the match score 3-2 in favor of the Blue Raiders.

Seniors Andrea Herrera and Marlene Chemin each won their matches to seal the win for Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 5 when it faces Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., at 2:30 p.m.

Complete Results

1. Kelly Holtzhausen (TTU) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-2, 6-4
2. Andrea Herrera (MT) def. Katie Barnhill (TTU) 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-3
3. Natalie Araya (MT) def. Laura Porras (TTU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Taylor Coffey (MT) def. Tatiana Denzhkina (TTU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Alena Krutkina (TTU) def. Anna Djananova (MT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Diana Woodcock (TTU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

1. Natalie Araya/Marietta Bigus (MT) def. Katie Barnhill/Kelly Holtzhausen (TTU) 8-2
2. Taylor Coffey/Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Alena Krutkina/Tatiana Denzhkina (TTU) 8-2
3. Anna Djananova/Alex Dachos (MT) def. Diana Woodcock/Joanna Corkern (TTU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Tennessee Tech 0-1
Middle Tennessee 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,3,1,5,2,6)

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