Blue Raiders fall 4-1 to UAB
Team will honor seniors before 1 p.m. match SaturdayApril 10, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
The Blue Raiders and Blazers began the match with singles play. Junior Anna Djananova put Middle Tennessee on the board first as she defeated Ceylan Engin 6-1, 6-1.
UAB picked it up from there keeping the Blue Raiders at just one point. Junior Natalie Araya lost her match 6-3, 6-3 to Giorgia Romeo as UAB tied the match at one.
Then senior Andrea Herrera fell to Paula Alvarez 6-3, 6-3 as the Blazers took a 2-1 lead.
Rounding out play for the Blue Raiders were freshmen Taylor Coffey and Marietta Bigus. Coffey won her first set 6-1 but lost the next two 6-1, 7-5 to Jenny Cape. Bigus fell 7-6 (5), 6-3 to Brittany DeFelice.
Middle Tennessee will round out the regular season on Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m. when it faces Memphis at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.
1. Paula Alvarez (UAB) def. Andrea Herrera (MT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Giorgia Romeo (UAB) def. Natalie Araya (MT) 6-3, 6-3
3. Brittany DeFelice (UAB) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
4. Jenny Cape (UAB) def. Taylor Coffey (MT) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Anna Djananova (MT) def. Ceylan Engin (UAB) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (5,2,1,4,3)
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