Tennis slams Racers 7-0

Blue Raiders dominate in home win

March 17, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Blue Raider tennis team took advantage of the wonderful spring weather Thursday afternoon taking a 7-0 win over Murray State in front of its home crowd at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.

Middle Tennessee began the match with a sweep of doubles. Elliot Barnwell and Matthew Langley defeated Luka Milicevic and Renaldo Domoney 8-1. Then the team won the point after Ben Davis and Shaun Waters took an 8-3 win over Jorge Caetano and Arthur Valle.

Kyle Wishing and Dimitri Pippos rounded out the action with their 8-4 win over Mason Johnson and Jose Berardo.

"We played really well today. I am pleased with the progress we are making so far this spring and this match really does a lot for the team's confidence going forward," head coach Jimmy Borendame said.

The Blue Raiders opened singles play with Barnwell defeating Milicevic in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Then Davis won his match 6-0, 6-2 over Domoney giving the team a 3-0 lead in the match.

Wishing sealed the win for the team with his straight set win 6-0, 6-3 against Berado.

Rounding out the match for Middle Tennessee were Waters, Langley, and Pippos. Waters and Langley took straight set wins while Pippos lost his first set but won the second and took the win in the super tiebreaker.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action on Wednesday, March 23 at 2 p.m. when they play host to Austin Peay in the final match of a three-match home stand. There is no admission to home tennis matches at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.

Complete Results

1. Matthew Langley (MT) def. CAETANO, Jorge (MURM) 6-0, 6-4
2. Shaun Waters (MT) def. Camara, Joao (MURM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Elliot Barnwell (MT) def. MILICEVIC, Luka (MURM) 6-0, 6-1
4. Ben Davis (MT) def. DOMONEY, Renaldo (MURM) 6-0, 6-2
5. Dimitri Pippos (MT) def. VALLE, Arthur (MURM) 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
6. Kyle Wishing (MT) def. BERARDO, Jose (MURM) 6-0, 6-3

1. Shaun Waters/Ben Davis (MT) def. CAETANO, Jorge/VALLE, Arthur (MURM) 8-3
2. Elliot Barnwell/Matthew Langley (MT) def. MILICEVIC, Luka/DOMONEY, Renaldo (MURM) 8-1
3. Dimitri Pippos/Kyle Wishing (MT) def. JOHNSON, Mason/BERARDO, Jose (MURM) 8-4

Match Notes:
Murray State 2-9 Middle Tennessee 6-8 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,6,2,1,5)

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