Blue Raiders fall to Vanderbilt 5-2
McKenzie remains perfect on seasonFebruary 14, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
McKenzie teamed with sophomore John Peers to defeat No. 32 Adam Baker and Alex Zotov 8-4, as they posted the only doubles win for the Blue Raiders.
In singles action, the Commodores continued to control the match taking a 3-0 lead after victories at No. 5 and 2 singles.
Then Peers won his singles match, 6-3, 7-5 over Vijay Paul to close the gap making it 3-1.
McKenzie made it a one-point match with his 6-2, 7-5 win over Nick Cromydas. McKenzie is now 4-0 in dual matches and 7-0 on the season.
The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 19 when it travels to Johnson City, Tenn., to play East Tennessee State at 3 p.m. Results from the match will be available on goblueraiders.com
1. Robert McKenzie (MT) def. Nick Cromydas (VU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Bryant Salcedo (VU) def. Victor Melo (MT) 1-6, 6-2, 2-0
3. John Peers (MT) def. Vijay Paul (VU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Adam Baker (VU) def. Morgan Richard (MT) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Charlie Jones (VU) def. Alex McCann (MT) 6-1, 6-3
6. Alex Zotov (VU) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-2, 6-2
1. John Peers/Robert McKenzie (MT) def. #32 Adam Baker/Alex Zotov (VU) 8-4
2. Bryant Salcedo/Nick Cromydas (VU) def. Victor Melo/Morgan Richard (MT) 8-2
3. Alex DiValerio/Charlie Jones (VU) def. Kyle Wishing/Alex McCann (MT) 8-2
Middle Tennessee 2-2
Vanderbilt 4-2; National ranking #28
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,3,1,6,4)
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