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Raiders pick up four wins in final day at Alabama

MT wraps up strong fall campaign

November 2, 2013 · @MTAthletics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis picked up four victories in the final day of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic at the University of Alabama on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders closed the fall season with two rounds of doubles and the final rounds of singles action. In singles, Jesse Grace picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win over Furman's Karlee Bryde in the Courtney McLane draw. Senior Flavia Nagayama bounced back with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 three-set win over Samford's Lauren Caballero.

Sophomore Alexandra Torres rebounded with a 6-3, 6-0 shutout over Tennessee's Ashlee Boles in the Melissa Minor Draw. In the Shelley Godwin singles final, sophomore Irina Constantinide fell 6-2, 6-1 to Samford's Emily Mallory.

Loyola Marymount's Laura Mueller won by default over Nayara Moraes, while Kristin Lewis of Samford collected a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Tiffany William to close out singles action. Moraes finished the fall with a team-best 10-4 record.

The tandem of Moraes/Constantinide fell 8-5 to Clemson (Koezler/Miao) and dropped an 8-3 match to Mississippi State's Timea Guibe/Roseline Dion.

In the Paulina Bigos draw, William Grace lost 8-7 (5) to Chaimaa Roudami and Maryna Kozachenko of Georgia State. The duo did collect a win by default over Tennessee's Tiffany Tavares/Boles to close out the day.

Vanderbilt's Maggie Leavell and Ole Miss' Allie Roberts combined to pick up an 8-7 (5) thriller over MT's Torres/Nagayama in the Antonia Foehse Draw. Torres/Nagayama also dropped an 8-3 decision to Tulane's Emily Dvorak/Meredith Maltby.

The Blue Raiders open the 2014 spring campaign against Evansville on Jan. 25.

Saturday's Results

Singles competition

JKC2 Kristin Lewis (Samford) def. Tiffany William (Middle Tennessee) 7-5, 6-3
CMC2 Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman) 6-0, 6-1
ABC2 Laura Mueller (Loyola Marymount) def. Nayara Moraes (Middle Tennessee), by default
MMC1 Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) def. Lauren Caballero (Samford) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
SGF Emily Mallory (Samford) def. Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) 6-2, 6-1
MEC2 Alexandra Torres (Middle Tennessee) def. Ashlee Boles (Tennessee) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

BSC1 Romy Koelzer/Yui Lynn Miao (Clemson) def. Nayara Moraes/Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) 8-5
BSC2 Timea Guibe/Roseline Dion (Mississippi State) def. Nayara Moraes/Irina Constantinide (Middle Tennessee) 8-3
PBQ Chaimaa Roudami/Maryna Kozachenko (Georgia State) def. Tiffany William/Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) 8-7 (0-5)
PBC Tiffany William/Jesse Grace (Middle Tennessee) def. Tiffany Tavares/Ashlee Boles (Tennessee), by default
AFQ Maggie Leavell/Allie Robbins (Vanderbilt) def. Alexandra Torres/Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) 8-7 (0-5)
AFC Emily Dvorak/Meredith Maltby (Tulane) def. Alexandra Torres/Flavia Nagayama (Middle Tennessee) 8-3

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