Women's Tennis Falls, 6-1, to No. 75 USA

March 19, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Pooja Kommireddi won for the sixth straight singles match but it was not enough, as Middle Tennessee dropped a 6-1 decision to 75th-ranked South Alabama Sunday in women's tennis action in Mobile, Ala.

Kommireddi has won six in a row and 12 of 14 dual matches this spring. The freshman also improved to 21-5 overall this year in singles action.

South Alabama (9-5) won all three doubles matches and five of the six singles outings.

In doubles Sylvanie Spanenberg and Maria Zivcicova defeated Kelly Adams and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom, 8-1, at No. 2 before Dijana Stanic and Jelena Krivacevic won 8-1 at No. 3 over Kommireddi and Elvira Yusupova. Adrianna Solarova and Klara Jarova defeated Marlene Chemin and Claudia Szabo, 8-6, at No. 1.

In singles the Jaguars won the top five spots in the lineup, including a three-setter at No. 2 that ended in a tiebreaker.

Solarova defeated Chemin, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1, before Zivcicova won 6-3, 6-1, over Yusupova at No. 3. Babicova defeated Adams, 7-6 (7), 6-1, at No. 5, and Stanic took care of Siljestrom, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4.

Kommireddi then won 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, over Spananberg at No. 6, before USA's Krivacevic outlasted Szabo at No. 2, 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (3).

Middle Tennessee (6-9) returns to the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center this Saturday at 9 a.m., hosting Louisville.

#75 South Alabama 6, Middle Tennessee 1

1. Adrianna Solarova (USA) def. Marlene Chemin (MT), 6-3, 6-2
2. Jelena Krivacevic (USA) def. Claudia Szabo (MT), 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (3)
3. Maria Zivcicova (USA) def. Elvira Yusupova (MT), 6-3, 6-1
4. Dijana Stanic (USA) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestr (MT), 6-3, 6-2
5. Michaela Babicova (USA) def. Kelly Adams (MT), 7-6 (7), 6-1
6. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) def. Sylvanie Spanenberg (USA), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: Singles (1,3,5,4,6,2)

1. Solarova-Klara Jarova (USA) def. Chemin-Szabo (MT), 8-6
2. Spanenberg-Zivcicova (USA) def. Adams- Siljestrom (MT), 8-1
3. Stanic-Krivacevic (USA) def. Kommireddi-Yusupova (MT), 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1)

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