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Lady Raider Netters Defeat Penn State 4-3

February 26, 2005 · MT Media Relations
Huntington, W.V. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis improved to 4-5 on the season with a 4-3 victory over Penn State (3-3) Saturday at Marshall University.

Middle Tennessee took the doubles point as they won all three matches. In the No. 3 doubles Claudia Szabo and Jacqui Williams but fought through the match with Jenny Schular and Jess McKeown to win the tiebreaker, 9-8 (2).

In the singles competition, Middle Tennessee won matches at No. 2 and No. 4 singles to take a 3-2 advantage. Senior Ana Maria Cibils picked up the deciding match as she defeated Sasha Abraham 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to give the Lady Raiders the win.

"I was really proud of the effort from Ana," said Head Coach Neil Stapp. "She had to fight hard against a style of player she wasn't used to but she found a way to win."

Middle Tennessee returns to action on Thursday as the Lady Raiders host Sun Belt foe South Alabama. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the Murfreesboro Racquet Club.

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