MT falls to No. 39 Tigers 7-0
Chemin, Djananova perform well in doublesMarch 17, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
The Blue Raiders first lost the doubles point with senior Marlene Chemin and junior Ann Djananova having the best match. The pair forced a tie-breaker before falling to Lauren McHale and Rachel Saiontz 9-8 (3).
"It is the first time we have come off the court losing and I have left impressed by the way we played. They had the best recruiting class in the country last year and three of their six singles players today were freshmen," head coach Alison Ojeda said. "We battled with them and did a great job. We have been watching film and figuring out ways to get better so I think we are beginning to make a turn in the right direction."
In singles action, Bigus face McHale, ranked 107 in singles, falling 6-4, 6-1 while Herrea posted the best match as she was defeated by Melissa Saiontz 7-5, 6-4.
The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Saturday, March 21 when they play host to Indiana State at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex at 2 p.m.
1. #107 Lauren McHale (PRIC) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-4, 6-1
2. Hilary Bartlett (PRIC) def. Natalie Araya (MT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Melissa Saiontz (PRIC) def. Andrea Herrera (MT) 7-5, 6-4
4. Taylor Marable (PRIC) def. Taylor Coffey (MT) 6-3, 6-2
5. Rachel Saiontz (PRIC) def. Anna Djananova (MT) 6-0, 6-3
6. Blakely Ashley (PRIC) def. Marlene Chemin (MT) 7-6, 3-0, retired
1. #26 Hilary Bartlett/Taylor Marable (PRIC) def. Andrea Herrera/Marietta Bigus (MT) 8-2
2. Lauren McHale/Rachel Saiontz (PRIC) def. Anna Djananova/Marlene Chemin (MT) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Melissa Saiontz/Sarah Hoffman (PRIC) def. Natalie Araya/Taylor Coffey (MT) 8-4
Princeton 11-4; National ranking #39
Middle Tennessee 6-8
Follow the Blue Raiders on Twitter @MTAthletics for continued updates.
More Women's Tennis NewsMar 9, 2014: MT visits South Florida for three matches
Mar 7, 2014: Women's Tennis shuts down Jackson State for sixth win
Mar 6, 2014: Raiders welcome Jackson State on Friday
Mar 1, 2014: Blue Raiders fall to Louisiana Tech, 5-2
Feb 28, 2014: Women's Tennis shuts down TSU, 7-0
Feb 27, 2014: MT Tennis plays TSU and LA Tech this weekend