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Blue Raiders head to Auburn, prep for home-opener

MT opens home slate Sunday at Nashboro Village

January 27, 2012 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team continues its season-opening road swing when it faces No. 20 Auburn Friday at 11 a.m. CT at the Auburn Yarbrough Tennis Center. The Blue Raiders then return home for the first time this season on Sunday, hosting Chattanooga and Morehead State at Nashboro Village.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a successful weekend at the Larsen Bowker Invitational hosted by Virginia Tech. Ettore Zito, Matthew Langley and Marlon Brand each won three singles matches to lead Middle Tennessee. The squad was led on the doubles courts by their ace duo of Ben Davis and Christopher Lang who collected a pair of wins in the tournament which included Columbia, Davidson and host Virginia Tech.

Auburn comes into the match following a season-opening dual-match victory over Troy last Saturday. The Tigers are led in singles play by junior Andreas Mies who is ranked No. 18 in the ITA singles rankings. Mies pairs with senior Alex Stamchev on the doubles courts. The two currently sit at No. 6 in the country.

Live statistics will be provided by Auburn and are available here.

Following the match, the Blue Raiders will open up their 2012 home schedule with a Sunday doubleheader against Chattanooga and Morehead State at Nashboro Village. The Chattanooga match is slated for 10 a.m. with the Morehead State contest following at 3 p.m.

All home indoor matches at Nashboro Village are free to attend. Live stats for all home matches are available here.

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