Blue Raiders defeat Belmont 4-3
Richard performs well on Senior DayApril 11, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
In singles action, No. 94 McKenzie won his match 6-2, 6-0 over Javier Rodriguez to put Middle Tennessee up 2-0.
Then Belmont got on the board as Rafael Matos defeated sophomore Kyle Wishing 6-0, 6-1. Langley lost his match 6-3, 6-3 to Rocha tying the match at 2.
Richard won his match over Amaral in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 giving Middle Tennessee a 3-2 lead. Peers clinched the match as he defeated former teammate Paoliello 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Middle Tennessee will compete in the Sun Belt Championships April 17-19 in Denton, Texas hosted by North Texas. More information on the tournament will be released as it becomes available.
1. #94 Robert McKenzie (MT) def. Javier Rodriguez (BEL) 6-2, 6-0
2. #104 John Peers (MT) def. Joao Paoliello (BEL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
3. Morgan Richard (MT) def. Rodrigo Amaral (BEL) 6-3, 6-4
4. Fausto Rocha (BEL) def. Matthew Langley (MT) 6-3, 6-3
5. Rafael Matos (BEL) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Felipe Cirne Lima (BEL) def. No player (MT), by forfeit
Belmont University 13-7
Middle Tennessee 13-9
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (1,5,4,3,2)
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