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MT welcomes Samford for final home match

First serve set for 2 p.m. at Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex

April 9, 2013 · @MTAthletics

The home schedule comes to a close for Middle Tennessee women's tennis on Wednesday, April 10 as the Blue Raiders host Samford in a 2 p.m. match at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex.

MT (9-9) is coming off a 6-1 victory over Arkansas State on Sunday. The Raiders won the doubles point and collected five singles wins to snatch their third decision over a Sun Belt opponent.

Senior Carla Nava earned her third consecutive victory and is an unblemished 10-0 against while in the five position. Leading the Raiders with 13 wins is Flavia Nagayama. The Brazil product holds a 12-5 mark at the No. 3 position.

Samford (8-12) enters Wednesday's action with a two-match losing skid. Most recently, the Bulldogs fell short, 5-2, at Georgia Southern. SU is 3-6 in Southern League action. Emily Mallory leads Samford with a 12-6 record, primarily playing in the No. 5 position.

The Raiders and Bulldogs meet for the seventh time with the series tied at three. Last season, MT dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker at Samford on Jan. 27, 2012.

"We are excited to close out our home season against Samford," said head coach Shelley Godwin. "They are a well coached, quality team. It should be a great match to help prepare us for the final stretch of the season."

Live results of Wednesday's match will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com. There will also be live updates on Twitter by following @MT_WomensTennis.

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