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Perfect day carries Blue Raiders at SDSU Fall Classic

Raiders collect six victories on second day

November 10, 2012 · MT Athletic Communications

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Saturday marked a day of perfection as the Middle Tennessee women's tennis program picked up six victories in day two of the SDSU Fall Classic.

Three Blue Raiders continued their perfect marks on Saturday. Freshman Irina Constantinide advanced to the Gray Draw championship with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Arizona's Inge Hendrikx.

In the Gold Draw bracket, Yuiri Nomoto and Flavia Nagayama each picked up a pair of wins. Nomoto upended Kansas' Dylan Windom, 6-1, 6-3. Nagayma knocked off Jayhawk Vika Khanevskaya, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Nayara Moraes followed with a tough battle against KU's Monica Pezzotti. The sophomore outlasted Pezzotti, 6-1, 6-7 (0-3), 6-4, to advance to the Black Draw consolation finals.

The combo of Constaninide/Nomoto ensured themselves a spot in the Red Consolation finals with a 8-4 win over Hendrikx/Susan McRann from Arizona. Meanwhile, Moraes and teammate Carla Nava helped Middle Tennessee to an 8-4 win over Washington's Brianna Kemp and Sarah Stelle.

"We came out ready to compete from the very first point today," said head coach Shelley Godwin. "This was the result of their hard work over the past few days."

Finals of the SDSU Fall Classic will be played on Sunday morning as Middle Tennessee wraps up fall tournament play. A recap and results of the action will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com.

Singles Competition

Constantinide, Irina (Middle Tennessee) def. Inge Hendrikx (Arizona) 6-3, 6-2

Moraes, Nayara (Middle Tennessee) def. Monica Pezzottti (Kansas) 6-1, 6-7 (0-3), 6-4

Nomoto, Yuiri (Middle Tennessee) def. Dylan Windom (Kansas) 6-1, 6-3

Nagayama, Flavia (Middle Tennessee) def. Vika Khanevskaya (Kansas) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

Constantinide, Irina/Nomoto, Yuiri (Middle Tennessee) def. Inge Hendrikx/Susan McRann (Arizona) 8-4

Moraes, Nayara/Nava, Carla (Middle Tennessee) def. Brianna Kemp/Sarah Stelle (Washington) 8-4

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