Blue Raiders down Golden Eagles
Cowden clinches win for teamFebruary 23, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
"I am very excited about the way we competed and played today. Our tough schedule certainly helped us in both matches today and will continue to help us down the road," head coach David McNamara said. "We had some guys who were struggling and needed wins to gain confidence and they got them. It is looking very good for us down the stretch and I hope we can use the momentum from today on Sunday and the rest of the season." In singles action, Tennessee Tech evened the score at 1 but that was the only point it would win in the match.
Peers defeated Chen 6-2, 6-2 while Melo won his match 7-5, 6-3 over Girling to put Middle Tennessee up 3-1.
Cowden pulled out a two-set battle 7-5, 7-5 over Justin Kirstein to seal the win for the Blue Raiders.
Waters and Langley rounded out play for the Blue Raiders as each recorded a win. Waters defeated Pachon 6-2, 7-6 (5) while Langley won his match 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-4 over Harris.
The Blue Raiders will have the rest of the week off to prepare for Vanderbilt. Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt are set to play at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 in Nashville.
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