Middle Tennessee women’s tennis closes regular season Saturday
Blue Raiders win at No. 1 doubles against No. 67 Mean GreenApril 14, 2012 · Athletic Communications
Brand fell to Lee at the No. 2 spot 6-0, 1-6, 6-3, while Bigus dropped a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 decision to Vykydalova during the No. 5 meeting.
With North Texas (14-6) already claiming the overall victory, Nomoto and Kseniya Bardabush played a super-tiebreaker in the third set of their No. 1 match before the NT top player prevailed 6-1, 5-7, 10-8.
The Blue Raiders will return to action later in the week at the Sun Belt Championships, to be held on the North Texas campus in Denton, Texas. Middle Tennessee will learn of its seeding and opponent once all Sun Belt regular-season action concludes Sunday. If MT earns a top-four seed, it will receive a bye and begin play Friday; however, it will otherwise start tournament action Thursday.
No. 67 North Texas 7, Middle Tennessee 0
No. 1 Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Yuiri Nomoto (MT) 6-1, 5-7, 10-8
No. 2 Nadia Lee (NT) def. Lexi Brand (MT) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3
No. 3 Valentina Starkova (NT) def. Flavia Nagayama (MT) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Ilona Serchenko (NT) def. Nayara Moraes (MT) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
No. 6 Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Taylor Coffey (MT) 6-0, 6-2
No. 1 Brand/Moraes (MT) def. Lee/Vykydalova (NT) 8-3
No. 2 Bardabush/Starkova (NT) def. Bigus/Nomoto (MT) 8-2
No. 3 Dinuta/Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Alex Dachos/Nagayama (MT) 8-4
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