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Lady Raiders Defeat Memphis 6-1

March 4, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis (5-6) defeated instate rival Memphis (2-7) 6-1 Friday at Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.

"This was a nice win for us," said Head Coach Neil Stapp. "It is a confidence booster as we head to Miami to take on Florida International next week."

The Lady Raiders opened the match by picking up a sweep in doubles to take a 1-0 lead over the Tigers. Middle Tennessee won all but one singles match to assure the win over Memphis.

Freshman Claudia Szabo lost her first set 4-6 at No. 2 singles but fought through the match to pick up the win. She came back to take the final two sets 6-1, 6-3.

Ann-Kristin Siljestrom improved to 8-3 on the season with her victory at No. 4 singles. She defeated Kristin Noble 6-3, 6-1.

Middle Tennessee return to action on March 8 when the Lady Raiders travel to Miami, Florida to face Sun Belt Conference foe Florida International. Match time is set for 12 p.m. Central.

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