Women's Tennis shuts down TSU, 7-0

Blue Raiders collect second shutout of the season

February 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis picked up its second shutout of the year with a 7-0 victory over Tennessee State at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex on Friday.

The Blue Raiders (5-2) won both doubles contests and won each of the singles matches. One doubles and one singles point were forfeited due to only five student-athletes from TSU (0-1) competing in the match.

In doubles play, Middle Tennessee's Tiffany William/Jesse Grace won 8-1 over Jade Daniels/Trinity Randolph. At the No. 2 spot, Nayara Moraes and Irina Constantinide knocked off Victoria Haynes and Attallah Eiland, 8-0. MT won the third doubles court by forfeit.

MT improved to 2-0 in the match, as Sarah Sediri won by forfeit at Court No. 6. Senior Flavia Nagayama claimed a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Eiland at the fourth spot. Grace won 6-1, 6-0 over Randolph to give the Raiders a 3-0 edge in the match. Constantinide claimed the match point with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Presley at Court No. 5.

Moraes won her sixth match this season, knocking off Haynes, 6-1, 6-0. William improved to a perfect 7-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 decision against TSU's top player Daniels.

Middle Tennessee returns to action tomorrow at Noon against Louisiana Tech. The match will be played at a neutral site in Birmingham, Ala. Live stats will be available at GoBlueRaiders.com.

Middle Tennessee 7, Tennessee State 0

Singles competition

1. Tiffany William (MT) def. DANIELS, Jade (TSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Jesse Grace (MT) def. RANDOLPH, Trinity (TSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Nayara Moraes (MT) def. HAYNES, Victoria (TSU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Flavia Nagayama (MT) def. EILAND, Attallah (TSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Irina Constantinide (MT) def. PRESLEY, Adrianne (TSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Sarah Sediri (MT) def. No player (TSU), by forfeit

Doubles competition

1. Tiffany William/Jesse Grace (MT) def. DANIELS, Jade/RANDOLPH, Trinity (TSU) 8-1
2. Nayara Moraes/Irina Constantinide (MT) def. HAYNES, Victoria/EILAND, Attallah (TSU) 8-0
3. Flavia Nagayama/Sarah Sediri (MT) def. No player/No player (TSU), by forfeit

Match Notes: Tennessee State 0-1
Middle Tennessee 5-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,4,2,5,3,1)
Official: Ted Mason T-2:20 A-25

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