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Blue Raiders fall to Samford, 6-1

William claims lone point for Middle Tennessee

January 31, 2014 · @MTAthletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Middle Tennessee fell to Samford, 6-1, on Friday evening inside the Samford Tennis Center.

The Blue Raiders claimed one singles point, while falling to 1-1 on the season. The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 with the victory.

Tiffany William claimed the only point for the Blue Raiders with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kristin Lewis. In the No. 2 spot, Jesse Grace fell to 72nd ranked Stephanie N'tcha, 6-2, 6-1. In the third spot, Moraes fell 6-4, 7-5, 1-0 (5) to Yasmeen Ebada.

Flavia Nagayama fell 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (2) to Jessica Northcutt, while Irina Constantinide dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Emily Mallory. In the six spot, Samford's Lauren Caballero won 6-1, 6-1 over freshman Sarah Sediri.

In doubles action, Lewis/Mallory won 6-4 over William Grace in the top spot. In the No. 2 slot, N'tcha combined with Carita Moolman claimed a 6-4 win over Moraes/Constantinide. In the third spot, Ebada/Northcutt defeated Nagayama/Sediri, 6-1.

The Blue Raiders return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. in a neutral site matchup against Conference USA foe UAB.

Samford 6, Middle Tennessee 1

Singles competition

1. Tiffany William (MT) def. Kristin Lewis (SU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #72 Stephanie N'tcha (SU) def. Jesse Grace (MT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Yasmeen Ebada (SU) def. Nayara Moraes (MT) 6-4, 7-5, 0-1
4. Jessica Northcutt (SU) def. Flavia Nagayama (MT) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0
5. Emily Mallory (SU) def. Irina Constantinide (MT) 6-2, 6-4
6. Lauren Caballero (SU) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Kristin Lewis/Emily Mallory (SU) def. Tiffany William/Jesse Grace (MT) 6-4
2. Stephanie N'tcha/Carita Moolman (SU) def. Nayara Moraes/Irina Constantinide (MT) 6-4
3. Yasmeen Ebada/Jessica Northcutt (SU) def. Flavia Nagayama/Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-1

Match Notes:

Middle Tennessee 1-1
Samford 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,3,5,4,6)
T-4:52 A-12

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