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Blue Raiders fall to Texas A&M CC 6-1

Team will host Ball State in home match Friday

March 7, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Middle Tennessee wrapped up its road trip to Texas by playing Texas A&M Corpus Christi for the second time in four days falling 6-1.

The two schools began the match with doubles where TAMCC won. To open play, junior Matthew Langley and freshman Elliot Barnwell fell 8-3 to James Langford and Aurelien Tave at the No. 2 position. Laurent Montoisy and Gergo Wedinger defeated sophomore Shaun Waters and freshman Ben Davis 8-6 at No. 1 to take the point.

TAMCC began singles play with Montoisy defeating Langley 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 to extend the team's lead to 2-0.

Then Weidinger pulled out a three set win, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, over senior Kyle Wishing at No. 6 singles to take the lead out to 3-0.

Barnwell gave Robert Raguz a battle at No. 4 forcing tiebreakers but fell in straight sets 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (6). R-Freshman Dimitri Pippos fell 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 to Matt Westmoreland at No. 5 singles.

Then Davis lost a super tiebreaker to Tave after winning the first set 6-4. Tave won the second set 6-1 and the tiebreaker 10-5.

Waters posted the only win for Middle Tennessee as he rounded out play with a three-set victory 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 over Langford.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Friday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. when they play host to Ball State at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. Admission to all home tennis matches is free.

Complete Results Singles 1. Laurent Montoisy (AMCC) def. Matthew Langley (MT) 6-1, 6-2
2. Shaun Waters (MT) def. James Langford (AMCC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
3. Aurelien Tave (AMCC) def. Ben Davis (MT) 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
4. Robert Raguz (AMCC) def. Elliot Barnwell (MT) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)
5. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. Dimitri Pippos (MT) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles 1. Laurent Montoisy/Gergo Weidinger (AMCC) def. Shaun Waters/Ben Davis (MT) 8-6
2. James Langford/Aurelien Tave (AMCC) def. Matthew Langley/Elliot Barnwell (MT) 8-3
3. Matt Westmoreland/Robert Raguz (AMCC) vs. Dimitri Pippos/Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-5, unfinished

Match Notes: Middle Tennessee 4-8
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 9-6; National ranking #54
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,6,4,5,3,2) T-4:05

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