Blue Raiders travel to Illinois for two matches

Team looking to improve upon 3-0 start

February 3, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team will hit the road for the first time in dual match action after a successful home stretch to open the season.

The Blue Raiders are 3-0 headed into this weekend's matches with wins over Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech and Morehead State under their belts. Middle Tennessee will be looking to use the experience gained by its young members in those home matches to its advantage when it travels to Illinois.

The Blue Raiders will first face Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. Then the team will head to Dekalb, Ill., where it will face Northern Illinois at 4 p.m.

Freshman Ben Davis has performed very well thus far this season as he has yet to drop a set and is 6-0 between singles and doubles. Davis' doubles partner sophomore Shaun Waters has also been aiding the Blue Raiders in their successful start as he is 2-1 in at the No. 1 position in singles.

Junior Matthew Langley and freshman Elliott Barnwell have also been performing well for the Blue Raiders. Langley and Barnwell are currently 3-0 at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles positions and are 2-0 when partnering for doubles in dual matches.

Results from this weekend's matches will be posted on goblueraiders.com as soon as they become available. Live stats will be available for the match against Northwestern as linked on goblueraiders.com.

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