Middle Tennessee shuts out Charlotte, 4-0
William notches 11th singles victory of seasonMarch 28, 2014 · @MTAthletics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Middle Tennessee picked up a 4-0 shutout over the Charlotte 49ers on Friday evening inside the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club.
The change of venue didn't faze the Blue Raiders (8-6, 3-1 Conference USA), who picked up their third league victory this season. MT earned the doubles points and won three singles matches to clinch the match. Charlotte fell to 5-10 overall and 0-2 in C-USA play.
The tandem of Nayara Moraes and Tiffany William combined to win 8-2 over Charlotte's Lisa Grosselius and Macy Vonderschmidt. At the No. 3 position, Flavia Nagayama and Sarah Sediri earned an 8-3 decision against Briana Bodner and Jessica Perez to give MT the early edge.
In singles action, William notched her 11th singles victory by knocking off Victoria Phalett, 6-3, 6-0, at the top court. The freshman Sarah Sediri grabbed a solid win (6-1, 6-2) over Perez at Court No. 6. Nagayama won the match-clinching victory, 6-4, 6-1 over Tyler Baker to seal the contest. Matches for Moraes, Jesse Grace and Irina Constantinide went unfinished.
The Blue Raiders remain in the Tar Heel state with an 11 a.m. CT match against UNCG on Saturday. Results will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com.
Middle Tennessee 4, Charlotte 0
1. Tiffany William (MT) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 6-3, 6-0
2. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) vs. Jesse Grace (MT) unfinished
3. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) vs. Nayara Moraes (MT) unfinished
4. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) vs. Irina Constantinide (MT) unfinished
5. Flavia Nagayama (MT) def. Tyler Baker (CHA) 6-4, 6-1
6. Sarah Sediri (MT) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 6-1, 6-2
1. Nayara Moraes/Tiffany William (MT) def. Lisa Grosselius/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 8-2
2. Victoria Pahlett/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) vs. Irina Constantinide/Jesse Grace (MT) unfinished
3. Flavia Nagayama/Sarah Sediri (MT) def. Briana Bodner/Jessica Pérez (CHA) 8-3
Middle Tennessee 8-6, 3-1 C-USA
Charlotte 5-10, 0-2 C-USA
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