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Blue Raiders fall to Lynn

Will play host to South Alabama on Saturday

March 9, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Middle Tennessee fell to Lynn University 8-1 on Monday.

The Blue Raiders lost all three doubles matches to begin the match giving Lynn a 2-0 lead.

Then Lynn kept control as it won all but one of the singles matches. Junior Natalie Araya defeated No. 6 Eleonora Iannozzi 7-5, 6-1

Freshman Marietta Bigus lost her match 6-2, 6-3 to No. 43 Katerina Jiskrova while senior Andrea Herrera fell 6-1, 7-6 to No. 30 Magdalena Ekert.

Also facing ranked competition were junior Anna Djananova and senior Marlene Chemin. Djananova fell to No. 16 Jessica Yanoff 6-2, 6-2 while Chemin lost the only three-set match 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) to No. 12 Alisson Siaci in a super tiebreaker.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. when they play host to South Alabama at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. Admission to all home tennis matches is free.

Singles
1. #43 Katerina Jiskrova (LUW) def. Marietta Bigus (MTSU) 6-2, 6-3
2. #30 Magdalena Ekert (LUW) def. Andrea Herrera (MTSU) 6-1, 7-6
3. Natalie Araya (MTSU) def. #6 Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) 7-5, 6-2
4. #16 Jessica Yanoff (LUW) def. Anna Djananova (MTSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. #12 Alisson Siaci (LUW) def. Marlene Chemin (MTSU) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Alexandra Dachos (MTSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. Katerina Jiskrova/Eleonora Iannozzi (LUW) def. Natalie Araya/Andrea Herrera (MTSU) 8-4
2. Magdalena Ekert/Jessica Yanoff (LUW) def. Marlene Chemin/Anna Djananova (MTSU) 9-7
3. Alisson Siaci/Tessie Salame (LUW) def. Alexandra Dachos/Marietta Bigus (MTSU) 9-8 (7-3)

Match Notes:
Middle Tennessee State 6-6
Lynn 8-0; National ranking #4
LU's Mike Perez earns 400th career women's victory

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