Peers guides Blue Raiders
Will face Denver on SaturdayFebruary 5, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
Peers, ranked 105 in the ITA poll, defeated New Mexico's Carl Ho 7-5 6-4. In the opening week, Peers had one match unfinished and lost two matches to top tier teams before taking the win on Friday night.
As a team, Middle Tennessee fell 6-1 to No. 50 New Mexico but performed well overall. NM took the doubles point after winning No. 2 and 3 doubles by scores of 8-6. Peers teamed with junior Victor Melo taking an 8-6 win over Ho and Phil Anderson, which was their first doubles win of the spring.
Melo played well against NM's Ben Dunbar but fell in a super tiebreaker, 6-4, 1-6, 13-11.
Sophomore Richard Cowden lost the first set 6-3 to Jadon Phillips and played hard in the second set before Phillips pulled ahead for the 7-5 win. Sophomore Matthew Langley fell to Anderson 6-2, 6-2 while Conor Berg defeated senior Alex McCann 6-2, 7-5.
Freshman Shaun Waters performed well for the second straight match. Waters forced a tiebreaker in his first set with Joe Wood losing 7-6 (7-1) and Wood took the second set 6-2.
Middle Tennessee will play conference opponent Denver at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in Albuquerque, N.M., on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Results will be posted on goblueraiders.com when they become available.
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