Blue Raiders split opening day of Sun Belt Shootout

Langley wins three-set battle to hand team win

April 2, 2011 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's men's tennis team spilt opening day of the Sun Belt Shootout at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center

The Blue Raiders lost their opening match 4-0 to Memphis falling into the consolation bracket. In the second match of the day, consolation semifinals, Middle Tennessee defeated Troy 4-2.

In the match with Troy, junior Matthew Langley pulled out a three set battle after losing the first match 6-2. Langley won sets two and three by scores of 7-6 to hand Middle Tennessee the win.

Middle Tennessee will be back in action on Sunday, April 3 at 9 a.m. when it plays the winner of South Alabama-UL-Lafayette. Live scoring will be available on goblueraiders.com and there is no charge for home tennis matches.

Complete Results
Memphis 4, Middle Tennessee 0

1. Shaun Waters (MT) vs. David O'Hare (MEM) 7-6, 2-1, unfinished
2. Ben Davis (MT) vs. Joe Salisbury (MEM) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
3. Leon Nasemann (MEM) def. Matthew Langley (MT) 6-2, 6-3 4. Johnny Grimal (MEM) def. Elliot Barnwell (MT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Dimitri Pippos (MT) vs. John Taylor (MEM) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished
6. Cedric De Zutter (MEM) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-1, 6-4

1. Shaun Waters/Ben Davis (MT) def. Jordan Smith/David Henry (MEM) 8-5
2. Joe Salisbury/David O'Hare (MEM) def. Kyle Wishing/Elliot Barnwell (MT) 8-4
3. Leon Nasemann/John Taylor (MEM) def. Matthew Langley/Dimitri Pippos (MT) 8-6

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,6)

Middle Tennessee 4, Troy 2

1. Anas Rouchdi (TROY) def. Shaun Waters (MT) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
2. Ben Davis (MT) def. Jamie Eccleton (TROY) 6-2, 6-3
3. Matthew Langley (MT) def. Branko Weber (TROY) 2-6, 7-6, 7-6
4. Dimitri Pippos (MT) def. Sami Ghorbel (TROY) 6-7, 6-1, 6-0
5. Elliot Barnwell (MT) def. Mario Rolemberg (TROY) 6-3, 6-1
6. Niklas Jonsson (TROY) def. Kyle Wishing (MT) 6-3, 6-3


Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (5,6,2,4,1,3)
Sun Belt Shootout

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