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Moraes finishes runner-up in backdraw at ITA Regionals

Junior has remarkable 10-2 record in fall action

October 21, 2013 ·

MEMPHIS - Middle Tennessee's Nayara Moraes finished runner-up in the backdraw of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional on Monday at the Racquet Club.

The junior from Santo, Brazil collected her team-best 10th win of the fall season with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Louisville's Cassie Pough in the semifinals of the backdraw. 

Moraes then faced Alix Thurman of Miami (Ohio) in the decisive title match, where she fell 6-2, 6-2. Moraes has put together a 10-2 mark in three tournaments this fall. 

Monday's contest wrapped up MT's participation in the USTA/ITA Regionals. The Raiders conclude the fall year at the Roberta Alison Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 1-3.

Singles competition

BDSF Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee) def. Cassie Pough (Louisville) 6-4, 6-1
BDF Alix Thurman (Miami (Ohio)) def. Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee) 6-2, 6-2

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