Blue Raiders complete weekend sweep, earn tournament title
MT downs pair of nationally ranked opponents SundayApril 1, 2012 · Athletic Communications
“I’m so proud of our team’s performance this whole weekend,” head coach Jimmy Borendame said. “To battle this morning to a hard-fought win and then come back with a dominating victory against another ranked program says a lot about the stamina and determination of our entire team.”
Middle Tennessee (11-6) has now won six of its last seven matches, led by Ben Davis in the top slot. Davis has won four singles matches in a row, including victories over the top player from three nationally ranked programs. Davis earned a 6-2, 6-2 win today, as all four Blue Raiders that finished singles action earned straight-set victories.
MT continues the homestand on Wednesday with a 2 p.m. match against Lipscomb. All matches are free and open to the public.
Middle Tennessee 4, #57 South Alabama 0
1. Ben Davis (MT) def. Bocaert, Romain (USA) 6-2, 6-2
2. Christoph Lang (MT) def. Bernard, Alex (USA) 6-3, 6-2
3. Matthew Langley (MT) vs. Leitner, Daniel (USA) 7-6, 3-4, unfinished
4. Ettore Zito (MT) def. Hall, Cody (USA) 6-2, 7-5
5. Forrest Edwards (MT) vs. Kruger, Dauw (USA) 7-5, 2-1, unfinished
6. Dimitri Pippos (MT) def. Bartsch, Hanno (USA) 7-5, 6-4
South Alabama 13-5; National ranking #57
Middle Tennessee 11-6
Order of finish: Singles (2,1,6,4)
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