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Raiders play ULM in neutral site matchup

Nagayama leads MT with 11 wins this season

March 29, 2013 · @MTAthletics

Middle Tennessee women's tennis plays its lone match this weekend in a neutral site matchup against ULM on Saturday, March 30. First serve is set for 11 a.m. at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

The Blue Raiders (7-8) are coming off a tough 4-2 home loss to South Alabama last Sunday. MT won the doubles point, while junior Flavia Nagayma claimed the only singles point. Nagayama leads MT with an 11-4 record.

Senior Carla Nava has a 9-4 mark in dual action, including an unblemished mark of 7-0 at the No. 5 spot. In doubles, Nagayama and freshman Alexandra Torres have picked up six wins during singles competition.

ULM and MT meet for the fifth time on Saturday with the Warhawks holding a 3-1 edge in the series. Last season, Middle Tennessee fell 5-2 to ULM in Monroe.

After a 13-day break, ULM returns to competition. The Warhawks boast a 10-2 mark and are 2-1 against Sun Belt foes. ULM's four-match win streak was snapped with a 5-2 loss to North Texas on March 16.

Medy Blankvoort and Justyna Krol each hold records of 10-2 and the duo holds a 9-1 record at the No. 3 doubles spot.

"This weekend provides a great opportunity for us against a strong and competitive ULM team that we have a lot of respect for," said second-year head coach Shelley Godwin.

After Saturday's contest, MT returns to Murfreesboro to close out the home portion of the schedule with three matches. Results of Saturday's contest will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com.

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