MT opens spring with 7-0 win over Chattanooga
Blue Raiders win all nine matches over MocsJanuary 18, 2014 · @MTAthletics
NASHVILLE - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team started out the 2014 dual season in convincing fashion, downing Chattanooga 7-0 on Saturday at Nashboro Village.
The Blue Raiders won all nine matches on the day, kicking things off with three victories for the doubles point. The nationally-ranked No. 22 doubles pair of sophomores Victor Cornea and David Fox defeated Jorge Varon and Pavels Grigorjevs at No. 1 doubles, 6-1. Junior Yannick Born and freshman Aaron Jumonville won No. 2 doubles, 6-1, over John Peacey and Luke Saunders.
Four of six singles matches were taken in straight sets, led by Fox at No. 1. The No. 98 singles player in the nation bested Varon (6-2, 6-4.) Cornea won at No. 3 over Saunders (6-5, 6-4), while Matheson defeated Brown at No. 5 (6-1, 6-2), and Jumonville knocked off Peacey at No. 6 (6-1, 6-3.)
Zito (No. 2) and Hoang (No. 4) both rebounded from dropping the first set to outlast their opponents. Zito beat Grigorjevs (2-6, 6-2, 6-3), while Hoang emerged victorious over Delavalle (3-6, 6-1, 6-2.)
The Blue Raiders return to action with a pair of matches next weekend at the ITA Kickoff in Columbus, Ohio. MT will face No. 48 Louisville on Saturday, Jan. 25, before squaring off with either No. 5 Ohio State or No. 57 Denver on Sunday.
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