Blue Raiders conclude action at Buck Bouldin Classic

MT hosted second annual tournament

September 18, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee women's tennis team won all seven of its singles matches and one-half of the doubles contests played Saturday to wrap up play of the MT Buck Bouldin Tennis Classic it hosted the last two days. The event was the first of four tournaments during the fall for the Blue Raiders.

"Another solid effort by our players this early in the season," head coach Melissa Schaub said. "We still have things to work on, but overall, I thought we played well and will use that as we look to continue to improve throughout the fall."

Sophomore Yuiri Nomoto continued her strong start to the campaign, remaining unblemished after garnering two more singles wins Saturday. She posted a three-set 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Chattanooga's Jenna Nurik in round two of Flight 1 before registering another three-set thrilling win over Murray State's Ashley Canty 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in round three.

Also competing in Flight 1 for Middle Tennessee was junior Carla Nava, who won her only match of the day by defeating Nurik in round three 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) in a pair of tiebreaker sets.

Junior Marietta Bigus captured victories in both of her singles contests in Flight 2, knocking off Chattanooga's Shaina Singh in three sets during round two 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, and then handing the Lady Mocs' Diana Zora a 6-1, 6-2 setback in round three.

Two Blue Raiders played in Flight 3 singles, each picking up a win. Junior Taylor Coffey recorded a 6-1, 6-4 decision against Chattanooga's Charlotte Bossy in round two, before Bossy dropped a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 matchup against MT's junior Alex Dachos in round three.

Middle Tennessee then turned its attention to doubles and came away with one win in its two matches. The Blue Raiders' pairing of Nava and Nomoto earned an 8-0 shutout over Chattanooga's Annie Green and Grace Robinette in round three of Flight 1.

The lone MT loss on the day came in round three of Flight 2 doubles, as Bigus and Dachos were knocked off 8-5 against the Lady Mocs' Nurik and Singh.

The Blue Raiders will continue their fall tournament season by traveling to Lafayette, La., for the UL Invitational beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday.

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