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Blue Raiders host UALR on Sunday morning

MT and Trojans set to square off at 11 a.m.

March 16, 2013 · @MTAthletics

Middle Tennessee women's tennis continues a three match homestand with a visit from conference foe UALR on Sunday, March 17. The Blue Raiders and Trojans are scheduled for a first serve at 11 a.m. at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex. 

The match time and location could change due to potential rainy weather. Visit GoBlueRaiders.com or follow @MTAthletics on Twitter for updates.

The Raiders (6-7) are coming off a tough 4-1 loss to Mississippi State on Wednesday. The Blue Raiders lost all three doubles matches and battled in four singles contests before falling to the Bulldogs.

Sophomore Nayara Moraes had the lone victory for MT, defeating MSU's Petra Ferancova 6-1, 6-4. Moraes has won four out of her last five singles contests.

Flavia Nagayama leads Middle Tennessee with an impressive 10-3 record, while senior Carla Nava has belted off six straight wins.

MT and UALR meet for the 22nd time on Sunday with the Raiders holding a 15-6 advantage. Since 2008, Middle Tennessee has won seven straight in the series. Last season in Little Rock, the Blue Raiders snatched a 5-2 victory.

The Trojans (10-6) have dropped four out of the last five matches with a most recent 7-0 shutout loss at No. 75 ULM. Kamilla Galieva leads UALR with an 11-5 record in duals action this season.

"We are expecting a hard fought match with UALR tomorrow," noted head coach Shelley Godwin. "We are both hungry teams as we head down the home stretch."

Live results and a recap of Sunday's match will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com.

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