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Blue Raiders set to face Vandy

Match set for noon on Sunday

February 27, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider men's tennis team will play No. 39 Vanderbilt at noon on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Middle Tennessee, currently ranked 64th, is coming off two wins earlier this week and will look to use the momentum from those against the Commodores on Sunday.

"We are looking forward to heading up to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt. It's a great opportunity for us go out there and compete," head coach David McNamara said. "The message for this team is that if we can compete and everybody show's up to play then we will continue to have opportunities against all the teams we play, it is going to take a few of these guys to show me what they are made of when they have the match to be won."

Vanderbilt's Ryan Lipman is ranked 39th in the country and will be guiding the team against Middle Tennessee.

Junior John Peers will be the Blue Raiders' leading force on Sunday. Earlier in the week, Peers was named Sun Belt Player of the Week after posting a 7-1 record, which included singles and doubles wins as well as two singles wins over nationally ranked opponents.

"The schedule we have played thus far has been brutal, extremely strong and we have a traveled a lot. But it has been a great opportunity for us to play the best teams in the country. This will only help us as a team and help each player to get better individually," McNamara said.

The match will be played at Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center on the campus of Vanderbilt University and is set to begin at noon. Results from the match with Vanderbilt will be posted on goblueraiders.com as soon as they are available

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