Buck Bouldin Fall Classic concludes action Sunday

Blue Raiders finish strong at home tournament

September 27, 2009 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The final day of the MT Buck Bouldin Fall Classic was played Sunday with the host Blue Raiders sweeping their two doubles matches and adding four singles victories in women's tennis action at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The opening fall tournament went an extra day due to inclement weather in the area Saturday.

"Overall, I thought we played really well this weekend and had a good start to the season," head coach Alison Ojeda said. "It was our best start to a season as far as a team sense and competing. We played really well from top to bottom throughout the lineup, especially with freshman Yuiri Nomoto doing so well. She has the potential to be one of our leaders this year.

"We will continue to work hard and move on from this to prepare for next weekend, where we will see some other conference opponents and see how we stack up then."

Middle Tennessee's Anna Djananova and Natalie Araya earned an 8-4 win over Murray State's Cassidy Cunitz and Lyndsay Ottosen. The other doubles triumph came when newcomers Carla Nava and Nomoto handed Chattanooga's Shaina Singh and Jennemieke van der Veek an 8-1 setback.

In singles action, Nomoto, Nava, Araya and Taylor Coffey all registered wins. Nomoto posted a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Singh, while Nava garnered a 6-0, 7-5 triumph against Chattanooga's Charlotte Bossy.

Araya continued a strong showing during the singles action by the Blue Raiders, as she registered a 6-2, 6-4 win versus Brianna Wishing of the Lady Mocs.

Coffey needed three sets to earn her win, but pulled out a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 triumph against Murray State's Ashley Canty.

Middle Tennessee will return to action Friday through Sunday at the UL-Lafayette Fall Classic in Lafayette, La.

Middle Tennessee tennis scores:

Anna Djananova/Natalie Araya (MT) def. Cassidy Cunitz/Lyndsay Ottosen (MSU) 8-4
Carla Nava/Yuiri Nomoto (MT) def. Shaina Singh/Jennemieke van der Veek (UTC) 8-1

Yuiri Nomoto (MT) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) 6-0, 6-2
Taylor Coffey (MT) def. Ashley Canty (MSU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Carla Nava (MT) def. Charlotte Bossy (UTC) 6-0, 7-5
Natalie Araya (MT) def. Brianna Wishing (UTC) 6-2, 6-4
Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Anna Djananova (MT) 6-0, 6-1
Emily Hangstefer (UTC) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-1, 7-5
Lyndsay Ottosen (MSU) def. Alex Dachos (MT) 6-0, 6-2

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