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Doubles Tandem Upsets Fourth Ranked New Mexico Doubles Team

February 12, 2005 · MT Media Relations
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Middle Tennessee's double's team of Jennifer Klaschka and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom upset the fourth-ranked doubles team in the country in the Lady Raiders (2-2) 4-3 loss to No. 32 New Mexico (1-3) Saturday at the Bass-Rudd Center.

Klaschka and Sljestrom, who have only been paired for the last few weeks, shocked the Lobos No. 1 doubles team with the win. The fourth-ranked pair of Maja Kovacek and Iva Gersic fell to the Lady Raider tandem 8-5.

Middle Tennessee also got a huge win from Jacqui Williams and Claudia Szabo who defeated Nora Quintal and Tiffany Robertson 8-6 at No. 3 doubles to give the Lady Raiders the doubles point.

"The win at No. 1 doubles was huge for the program," said Head Coach Neil Stapp. "I was really happy with how Jenny and Ann-Kristin fought and came up with a great victory."

New Mexico made quick work in the singles, getting wins at one, two, four and six. The Lady Raiders, however, made a match of it with wins at number three and five.

The biggest win in singles came at number five, as Siljestrom improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory. She defeated Jennifer Ryba handily with a score of 6-2, 6-0.

Middle Tennessee returns to action on Friday February 18 when the Lady Raiders travel to Chattanooga to take on UT-Chattanooga. Match-time is set for 4 p.m.

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