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Constantinide claims pair of singles wins at Roberta Alison

Blue Raiders complete last day of fall on Saturday

November 1, 2013 · @MTAthletics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Sophomore Irina Constantinide picked up two individual victories on Friday to advance to the draw title match at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic at the University of Alabama.

MT picked up two wins in doubles action on Friday. The combo of Tiffany William and Jesse Grace won 8-4 over UAB's Sarah Witkowski and Elaine Simon in the Paulina Bigos Draw. In the final doubles draw, Alexandra Torres/ Flavia Nagayama collected an 8-4 win over Samford's Emily Mallory and AnnMarie Lyon.

The duo of Nayara Moraes/Constantinide dropped an 8-7(3) heartbreaker to LSU's Noel Scott/Abigail Owens in the Bianca Svensson Draw.

Constantinide completed a perfect day in the "Shelley Godwin" Draw with victories over UAB's Elaine Simon (6-2, 6-0) and Loyola Marymount's Elanor Grossman (6-1, 6-0).

In the Mari Muller draw, Nagayama snagged a 6-2, 6-4 win over Mississippi State's Roseline Dion. Nagayama fell in the quarterfinals to LSU's Skylar Holloway, 6-1, 6-3.

Torres bounced back after a tough 6-0, 6-0 shutout loss to Georgia State's Maryna Kozachenko with a 6-0, 6-2 win over UNC Greensboro's Alisha Burton.

In the Jenny Ketchum Draw, William dropped contests to Alabama's Danielle Spielmann (6-2, 6-2) and Loyola Marymount's Kristine Kouyoumjian (1-6, 6-4, 6-1).

Mississippi State's Naomi Tran won 6-2, 6-2 over MT's Grace in the opening round. Grace also fell to Tennessee's Tiffany Tavares, 6-3, 6-4.

Moraes dropped a pair of tough contests in the Ashley Bentley Draw. She fell 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to Northwestern's Lok Sze Leung and a 6-0, 4-1, def. match to Samford's Jessica Northcutt.

The Blue Raiders play the final round of singles tomorrow followed by a pair of doubles contests. Results can be found online at RollTide.com and GoBlueRaiders.com.

Friday's Results

Singles competition

JK1 Danielle Spielmann (Alabama) def. Tiffany William (Middle Tennessee) 6-2, 6-2
JKC1 Kristine Kouyoumjian (Loyola Marymount) def. Tiffany William (Middle Tennessee) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
CM1 Naomi Tran (Mississippi State) def. Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) 6-2, 6-2
CMC1 Tiffany Tavares (Tennessee) def. Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) 6-3, 6-4
AB1 Lok Sze Leung (Northwestern) def. Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
ABC1 Jessica Northcutt (Samford) def. Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee) 6-0, 4-1
MM1 Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) def. Roseline Dion (Mississippi State) 6-2, 6-4
MMQ Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) 6-1, 6-3
SG1 Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) def. Elaine Simon (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
SGQ Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) def. Elanor Grossman (Loyola Marymount) 6-1, 6-0
ME1 Maryna Kozachenko (Georgia State) def. Alexandra Torres (Middle Tennessee) 6-0, 6-0
MEC1 Alexandra Torres (Middle Tennessee) def. Alisha Burton (UNCG) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition

BS1 Noel Scott/Abigail Owens (LSU) def. Nayara Moraes/Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) 8-7 (0-3)
PB1 Tiffany William/Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) def. Sarah Witkowski/Elaine Simon (UAB) 8-4
AF1 Alexandra Torres/Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) def. Emily Mallory/AnnMarie Lyon (Samford) 8-4

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