Women's Tennis Falls, 5-2

March 25, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee won a pair of singles matches but it was not enough, falling 5-2 to 69th-ranked Louisville Saturday morning at the Racquet Club of Murfreesboro.

The Blue Raiders (6-10) lost the doubles point and the top four singles matches.

Louisville (16-5) won the top two doubles matches and defaulted at No. 3 because of injury.

Robyn White and Suzanna Gracinin defeated Marlene Chemin and Claudia Szabo, 8-3, at No. 1, and Natalie Laszkowski and Bianca Gorbea won 8-5 over Kelly Adams and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom at No. 2. Middle Tennessee's Pooja Kommireddi and Elvira Yusupova won at No. 3 by default.

Gracinin defeated Yusupova, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3, and Laszkowski won 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4 over Adams. White took care of Chemin at No. 1, 6-4, 6-2, and Gorbea won 7-6 (4), 6-2, at No. 2 over Szabo.

The Blue Raiders won the final two matches in pro sets.

Adams defeated Stephania Velazquez, 9-7, at No. 5, and Kommireddi won 8-0 over An Nguyen at No. 6.

Middle Tennessee heads to Arkansas-Little Rock next Friday and Arkansas State next Saturday, starting a four-match road swing. The Blue Raiders play their final regular season match at home on April 15 against Marshall.

#69 Louisville 5, Middle Tennessee 2

1. Robyn White (UL) def. Marlene Chemin (MT), 6-4, 6-2
2. Bianca Gorbea (UL) def. Claudia Szabo (MT), 7-6 (4), 6-2
3. Suzanna Gracinin (UL) def. Elvira Yusupova (MT), 6-0, 6-2
4. Natalie Laszkowski (UL) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestrom (MT), 6-2, 6-2
5. Kelly Adams (MT) def. Stephania Velazquez (UL), 9-7
6. Pooja Kommireddi (MT) def. An Nguyen (UL), 8-0
Order of Finish: 3,4,1,2,6,5

1. White-Gracinin (UL) def. Chemin-Szabo (MT), 8-3
2. Laszkowski-Gorbea (UL) def. Adams-Siljestrom (MT), 8-5
3. Kommireddi-Yusupova (MT) def. Velazquez-Nguyen (UL), default
Order of Finish: 3,1,2

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