Women's Tennis picks up three titles at UNLV Invitational

Moraes and Nagayama remain undefeated in singles action

September 22, 2013 · @MTAthletics

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Middle Tennessee completed the UNLV Women's Tennis Fall Invitational with three titles, tying the host Rebels with the most during the three-day tournament.

The Blue Raiders won two individual draws and a doubles flight to close out their first weekend of the 2013-14 season.

"We continue to get better each day," said head coach Shelley Godwin. "I think this weekend helped us gain an identity as we move further along this fall. I am very pleased with our progress thus far."

Junior Nayara Moraes picked up an individual title in the fifth flight with a three-set decision (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) over UNLV's Anett Ferenczi-Bako.

Also, senior Flavia Nagayama claimed the sixth draw title with her 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 decision over Franziska Sprinkmeyer of North Texas.

MT claimed a doubles title at the No. 2 draw when newcomers Sarah Sediri and Tiffany William won an exciting 9-8 (4) thriller over UNLV's Santa Shumilina and Kamelia Dimitrova.

In other singles action, William won a non-draw contest against Jordan Denesik of Northern Arizona, 6-3, 6-0. Irina Constantinide defeated SIU's Lauren Hoeksta, 6-0, 6-2, in a non-flight match.

Alexandra Torres handed teammate Amanda Manns a 6-4, 6-4 loss in the flight seven consolation finals. NAU's Hailey Rochin won 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Sediri, while Emilia Box of the Lumberjacks defeated Grace (2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3).

In other doubles action, MT's Constantinide/Grace fell 8-2 to SIU's Meaghan Monoghan/Korey Love. Ariadna Cairo Baza and sister Gisela Cairo Baza of the Salukis knocked off Morayes and Nagayama, 8-2.

In the fourth flight consolation final, UNLV's Alexis Garrett/Ferenczi-Bako defeated Amanda Manns/Alexandra Torres 8-1.

The Blue Raiders break before returning to action at the Samford Fall Invite on Oct. 4-6 in Birmingham, Ala.


Singles competition

EX2 Tiffany William (Middle Tennessee) def. Jordan Denesik (Northern Arizona) 6-3, 6-0

F2F Emilia Box (Northern Arizona) def. Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) 2-6, 7-6 (4-0), 6-3

EX3 Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) def. Lauren Hoeksta (Southern Illinois) 6-0, 6-2

F4CF Hailey Rochin (Northern Arizona) def. Sarah Sediri (Middle Tennessee) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

F5F Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee) def. Anett Ferenczi Bako (UNLV) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

F6F Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) def. Franziska Sprinkmeye (North Texas) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

F7CF Alexandra Torres (Middle Tennessee) def. Amanda Manns (Middle Tennessee) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition

EX1 Meagan Monoghan/Korey Love (Southern Illinois) def. Irina Constantinide /Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) 8-2

F2F Sarah Sediri/Tiffany William (Middle Tennessee) def. Santa Shumilina/Kamelia Dimitrova (UNLV) 9-8 (4-0)

F3CF Ariadna Cairo Baza/Gisela Cairo Baza (Southern Illinois) def. Nayara Moraes/Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) 8-2

F4CF Alexis Garrett/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Amanda Manns/Alexandra Torres (Middle Tennessee) 8-1

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