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No. 68 Middle Tennessee finishes off Belmont

Blue Raiders claim 5-2 victory

March 19, 2012 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The No. 68 Blue Raiders finished off the Belmont Bruins on Monday afternoon after Thursday's match was postponed. Dimitri Pippos' three-set victory in the five-spot proved to be the clincher.

MT (8-5) led 3-1 heading into play Monday. Belmont (3-9) pulled within a point with a win in the four-hole, but Pippos earned a 6-2 win in the third set after splitting the first two sets, 6-2, 6-7.

Ben Davis also won, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 in the top slot.

#68 Middle Tennessee 5, Belmont 2
Singles competition
1. Ben Davis (MT) def. Renato Antun (BELM) def. 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
2. Matthew Langley (MT) def. Henrique Norbiato (BELM) 7-6, 6-4
3. Christoph Lang (MT) def. Rodrigo Amaral (BELM) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
4. Fernando Mussolini (BELM) def. Ettore Zito (MT) 6-7, 2-6
5. Dimitri Pippos (MT) def. Rafael Matos (BELM) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
6. Forrest Edwards (MT) def. Bruno Silva (BELM) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Renato Antun/Rafael Matos (BELM) def. Yannick Born/Marlon Brand (MT) 8-5
2. Henrique Norbiato/Rodrigo Amaral (BELM) def. Ben Davis/Christoph Lang (MT) 8-5
3. Matthew Langley/Ettore Zito (MT) vs. Fernando Mussolini/Bruno Silva (BELM) 7-4, unfinished

Match Notes
Belmont 3-9
Middle Tennessee 8-5; National ranking #68
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,2,3,4,5,1)

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