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Raiders fall to No. 4 Washington, 3-2

Bulle remains undefeated

March 22, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MARANA, Ariz. - Middle Tennessee kept battling at the Calloway Match Play Championship but still could not get in the win column Monday. The Blue Raiders dropped their second straight 3-2 decision at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain course by falling to No. 4 ranked Washington.

In a match that was suspended due to darkness on Sunday night and completed earlier in the day Monday, the Blue Raiders fell to Arizona, 3-2.

Against Washington, seniors Kent Bulle and Craig Smith picked up wins for the Blue Raiders. Bulle defeated Nick Taylor, 4 and 3 while Smith downed Charlie Hughes, 3 and 1. Bulle has yet to be beaten during the tournament.

"I am proud of the way the guys are competing," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "We have had a chance to win every match but just can't get over the hump. We are looking forward to Tuesday."

Jason Millard fell to Richard Lee, 3 and 2, and Hunter Green dropped a 3 and 2 decision to Chris Williams. Brad Simons was downed by Chris Kilmer, 6 and 2.

Entering play Tuesday, Middle Tennessee is 0-3 as a team and 5-9-1 in individual matches.

The Blue Raiders will take on TCU, the No. 9 seed, on Tuesday.

(2) Washington def. (11) Middle Tennessee, 3-2
Kent Bulle, Middle Tennessee def. Nick Taylor, Washington, 4 and 3
Richard Lee, Washington def. Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee, 3 and 2
Chris Williams, Washington def. Hunter Green, Middle Tennessee, 3 and 2
Craig Smith, Middle Tennessee def. Charlie Hughes, Washington, 3 and 1
Chris Killmer, Washington def. Brad Simons, Middle Tennessee, 6 and 4

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