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Blue Raiders shut down by Barry University

MT returns to action at FAU on Friday

March 12, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. - Middle Tennessee dropped a 9-0 decision to Barry University on Wednesday.

Barry (14-0), which ranks third nationally at the NCAA Division II level, gave the Blue Raiders (6-5) their first shutout loss of the year.

In doubles action, Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker upended MT's Jesse Grace and Tiffany William, 8-6. The Raiders duo of Irina Constantinide/Nayara Moraes fell 8-4 at the No. 2 court. Meanwhile, Karina Goia and Cristina Valladares picked up an 8-5 decision over Sarah Sediri/Flavia Nagayama.

In singles play, No. 9 ranked Elisabeth Abanda defeated Nagayama, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Linda Fritschken won 6-4, 6-4 over Moraes at the second court. The junior William fell 6-4, 6-3 to Pain at the top slot, while Valladares blanked Constantinide (6-0, 6-0).

MT's Grace fell 6-2, 7-6 (5) to Blanka Szavay at Court No. 3 and Sediri lost 6-4, 6-1 to Akemi Maehama at the six spot.

Middle Tennessee returns to action on Friday against Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic. First serve is set for Noon CT.

#3 Barry 9, Middle Tennessee 0

Singles competition

1. Anaeve Pain (BARRY) def. Tiffany William (MT) 6-4, 6-3
2. #31 Linda Fritschken (BARRY) def. Nayara Moraes (MT) 6-4, 6-4
3. Blanka Szavay (BARRY) def. Jesse Grace (MT) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. #9 Elisabeth Abanda (BARRY) def. Flavia Nagayama (MT) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
5. Cristina Valladares (BARRY) def. Irina Constantinide (MT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Akemi Maehama (BARRY) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Anaeve Pain/Kimmy Twelker (BARRY) def. Jesse Grace/Tiffany William (MT) 8-6
2. Linda Fritschken/Blanka Szavay (BARRY) def. Irina Constantinide/Nayara Moraes (MT) 8-4
3. Karina Goia/Cristina Valladares (BARRY) def. Sarah Sediri/Flavia Nagayama (MT) 8-5

Match Notes:
Middle Tennessee 6-5
Barry 14-0

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