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Blue Raiders defeat New Orleans 4-2

Cowden win hands team match

April 3, 2010 · MT Athletic Communications
TROY, Ala. - Middle Tennessee defeated New Orleans 4-2 in its second match of the Sun Belt Shootout Saturday morning.

The match began with singles and senior Alex McCann handed the Blue Raiders their first point with his 6-0, 6-0 win over Rohit Chivukula.

Then junior John Peers defeated Benjamin Bouhana 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

New Orleans' Guilherme Rebolo defeated junior Kyle Wishing in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 to put the Privateers within one, 2-1.

Freshman Shaun Waters put the Blue Raiders within one point for the win with his 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Abdelrahman Zaki in No. 4 singles.

Sophomore Matthew Langley fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to Ben Smith in No. 3 singles as New Orleans kept the score within one, 3-2.

Sophomore Richard Cowden handed Middle Tennessee the match with his three set win over Stepan Siska. Cowden pulled out a 7-6 nail biter in the first set but lost the second 6-2. Then he gained control cruising to a 6-3 win in the third set for the win and the match.

Middle Tennessee will play Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. in its third match of the Sun Belt Shootout.

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