Blue Raiders fall to Troy, 5-2

Nagayama and Constantinide pick up victories in loss

March 23, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis dropped a 5-2 decision to Troy on Sunday in the Blue Raiders' final home match of the year at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex.

MT (7-6) dropped the doubles point and couldn't recover, as the Trojans improved to 9-6 on the season.

Flavia Nagayama and Sarah Sediri won 8-2 over Troy's Margo De Haan and Monica Gonzalez to open doubles play. However, Troy bounced back when Lyubov Dorofeeva/Brooke Durden won 8-6 over Irina Constantinide and Jesse Grace. Ana Cosovic and Trang Huynh won the doubles point for the Trojans with an 8-4 victory over Tiffany William/Nayara Moraes.

In singles play, Huynh won easily, 6-1, 6-2, over MT's William at the No. 1 court. The senior Nagayama, who was honored before the match, completed a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Gonzalez to make it a 2-1 contest.

Troy's Dorofeeva won 6-3, 6-1 over Moraes, while the Trojans clinched the match when Cosovic upended Jesse Grace 7-5, 6-4. Constantinide picked up the Raiders' other point with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against De Haan. Sediri lost in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6, to Durden.

Middle Tennessee closes out the regular season with four road matches. Next up, the Blue Raiders take on C-USA foe Charlotte on March 28.

Troy 5, Middle Tennessee 2

Singles competition

1. Trang Huynh (TROY) def. Tiffany William (MT) 6-1, 6-2
2. Lyubov Dorofeeva (TROY) def. Nayara Moraes (MT) 6-3, 6-1
3. Anja Cosovic (TROY) def. Jesse Grace (MT) 7-5, 6-4
4. Irina Constantinide (MT) def. Margot De Haan (TROY) 6-2, 6-3
5. Flavia Nagayama (MT) def. Monica Gonzalez (TROY) 6-1, 6-3
6. Brooke Durden (TROY) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 4-6, 7-5, 10-6

Doubles competition

1. Anja Cosovic/Trang Huynh (TROY) def. Tiffany William/Nayara Moraes (MT) 8-4
2. Lyubov Dorofeeva/Brooke Durden (TROY) def. Irina Constantinide/Jesse Grace (MT) 8-6
3. Flavia Nagayama/Sarah Sediri (MT) def. Margot De Haan/Monica Gonzalez (TROY) 8-2

Match Notes:

Troy 9-6
Middle Tennessee 7-6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,5,2,3,4,6)
Official: Ted Mason

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