Doubles point win not enough for Blue Raider women's tennis

Nava wins singles and doubles matches

March 8, 2010 · Athletic Communications

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Middle Tennessee won the doubles point but only managed two singles wins in falling 4-3 to Florida Atlantic in women's tennis action Monday in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Blue Raiders swept the three doubles matches to start the match with an early 1-0 lead. Natalie Araya and Marietta Bigus earned an 8-3 victory over Natalia Totevska and Cassie Bergeson at the No. 1 spot, while Yuiri Nomoto and Carla Nava combined for an 8-4 triumph against Justine Humair and Natasha Basma during the No. 2 contest.

The sweep was completed with an 8-5 win, as Taylor Coffey and Anna Djananova of Middle Tennessee (5-4) paired to knock off the Owls' Virginia Augustin and Dominque Wimmer.

Nava continued the momentum with a hard-fought, three-set 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 win against Humair during the No. 1 tilt.

Nomoto also captured a singles victory, defeating Bergeson 6-3, 6-0 during the No. 3 match.

Florida Atlantic (5-6) won the remaining four matchups, including another hard-fought three-set decision at No. 5, where Erika Mrazkova handed Bigus a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 defeat.

The Blue Raiders will return to action at 2 p.m. Friday in Lafayette, La., against Louisiana.

Florida Atlantic 4, Middle Tennessee 3

No. 1 Carla Nava (MT) def. Justine Humair (FAU) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
No. 2 Natalia Totevska (FAU) def. Natalie Araya (MT) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Yuiri Nomoto (MT) def. Cassie Bergeson (FAU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 Natasha Basma (FAU) def. Anna Djananova (MT) 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 Erika Mrazkova (FAU) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Dominique Wimmer (FAU) def. Taylor Coffey (MT) 6-3, 6-3

No. 1 Araya/Bigus (MT) def. Totevska, Natalia/Bergeson (FAU) 8-3
No. 2 Nava/Nomoto (MT) def. Humair/Basma (FAU) 8-4
No. 3 Coffey/Djananova (MT) def. Augustin, Virginia/Wimmer (FAU) 8-5

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