Blue Raiders shutdown Southern Miss
MT returns home for three matchesMarch 10, 2013 · @MTAthletics
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis bounced back in dominating fashion to down Southern Miss, 6-1, on Sunday morning.
The Blue Raiders (6-6) swept all doubles points, while MT won five of the six possible singles games. Southern Miss fell to 0-13 on the season.
Alexandra Torres and Flavia Nagayama used an 8-0 shutout to snatch a win over USM's Macie Case and Emily Nettles. MT clinched the doubles point when the top tandem of Nayara Moraes and Irina Constantinide defeated Alexus Coats and Elanor Grossman, 8-3. The swept was kept in tack as MT's Carla Nava/Yuiri Nomoto won 8-3 over Katie Lanier/Mackenzie Oskin.
In singles action, Blue Raider freshman Torres started off with a victory, defeating Case, 6-1, 6-1. Flavia Nagyama won her eighth consecutive match, knocking of Grossman (6-4, 6-1).
Southern Miss bounced back when Nettles knocked of freshman Taylor Mathews in her collegiate debut, 7-5, 6-4. In the top singles spot, another freshman in Constantinide won 6-0, 7-6 (7-0) over the Golden Eagles' Frances Askew.
"The team did a good job of rebounding this morning after a tough loss yesterday," said head coach Shelley Godwin. "We are really focused on the attitude and energy that we compete with and today we did those things well."
Middle Tennessee returns home for a three-match homestand. The Raiders host Mississippi State on Wednesday, March 13 in a 1 p.m. first serve at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex.
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