MT knocks off South Alabama, 4-1
Raiders win Middle Tennessee ShootoutMarch 30, 2014 · @MTAthletics
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee men's tennis team defeated South Alabama, 4-1, to win the 2014 Middle Tennessee Shootout on Sunday afternoon at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. With the win, the Blue Raiders move to 8-11 on the spring.
Middle Tennessee opened the match by taking the doubles point, capturing the two completed matches by 8-0 margins. Juniors Victor Hoang and Ettore Zito began play with an 8-0 win at No. 3, followed by the 57th-ranked sophomore tandem of Victor Cornea and David Fox taking No. 1.
The Blue Raiders captured the final three points in singles play with a trio of straight-set victories. Hoang at No. 4 (6-2, 6-2) and junior Yannick Born at No. 6 (6-4, 6-0) were victorious, setting up Cornea to close out the match with a win at No. 3 (6-3, 6-4).
The Blue Raiders return to action next weekend with a pair of matches in Idaho, facing Boise State on Saturday, April 5 and Utah State on Sunday, April 6.
Tennis Match Results
South Alabama vs Middle Tennessee
3/30/2014 at Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Middle Tennessee 4, South Alabama 1
1. Ettore Zito (MT) vs. Leitner, Daniel (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 0-1, unfinished
2. David Fox (MT) vs. Jacobs, Tuki (USA) 2-6, 4-2, unfinished
3. Victor Cornea (MT) def. Belda, Manuel (USA) 6-3, 6-4
4. Victor Hoang (MT) def. Gruindelingh, Ger. (USA) 6-2, 6-2
5. Troglia, Juan (USA) def. Aaron Jumonville (MT) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
6. Yannick Born (MT) def. Olij, Quincy (USA) 6-4, 6-0
1. #57 Victor Cornea/David Fox (MT) def. Belda, Manuel/Olij, Quincy (USA) 8-0
2. Yannick Born/Aaron Jumonville (MT) vs. Leitner, Daniel/Gruindelingh, Ger. (USA) 4-5, unfinished
3. Victor Hoang/Ettore Zito (MT) def. Troglia, Juan/Jacobs, Tuki (USA) 8-0
South Alabama 14-7
Middle Tennessee 8-11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,6,5,3)
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