Blue Raiders fall to No. 34 Denver 4-1

Coffey leads team in second round of tourney

April 18, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
DENTON, Texas - The Blue Raiders fell to No. 34 Denver 4-1 in the second round of the Sun Belt Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Denver took the first point of the match after winning doubles.

Then Middle Tennessee lost No. 6 singles as Denver took a 2-0 lead in the match.

Freshman Taylor Coffey won her match 4-6, 2-3 as Julia Bauregger retired due to injury. Coffey's win cut Denver's lead making the match score 2-1.

The Blue Raiders did not win another match as Denver swept the rest of play for the win.

Middle Tennessee ends the 2009 season with a 9-14 record and was 3-3 against Sun Belt opponents.

1. #66 Mallory Voelker (DU) def. Andrea Herrera (MT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Annette Aksdal (DU) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ute Schnoy (DU) vs. Natalie Araya (MT) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
4. Taylor Coffey (MT) def. Julia Bauregger (DU) 4-6, 2-3, retired
5. Kyla Iwinski (DU) vs. Anna Djananova (MT) 4-6, unfinished
6. Bhavani Tirumurti (DU) def. Marlene Chemin (MT) 6-1, 6-2

1. Mallory Voelker/Kyla Iwinski (DU) def. Andrea Herrera/Marietta Bigus (MT) 8-1
2. Ute Schnoy/Julia Bauregger (DU) def. Taylor Coffey/Natalie Araya (MT) 8-2
3. Annette Aksdal/Bhavani Tirumurti (DU) vs. Anna Djananova/Marlene Chemin (MT) 6-1, unfinished

Match Notes:
Middle Tennessee 9-13
Denver 15-4; National ranking #34
Sun Belt Conference Tournament Quarterfinals
Order of finish: Doubles: 1, 2, 3 ... Singles: 6, 4, 1, 2, (3, 5 unfinished)

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