Blue Raiders fall to UT Arlington, 4-2

William records 14th singles victory this spring

April 4, 2014 · @MTAthletics

ARLINGTON, Texas - Middle Tennessee women's tennis dropped a 4-2 contest to UT Arlington on Friday. 

The Blue Raiders (9-8) dropped the doubles point and were unable to recover in the loss to the Mavericks. UT Arlington improved to 11-7 overall this season.

UTA won doubles at Court 2 and Court 3 to win the first point. Elizabeth Thoms/Angeles de los Rios swept Jesse Grace/Irina Constantinide, 8-0. Duo Giada D'ortona and Christine Foote won 8-3 over MT's Sarah Sediri and Flavia Nagayama to win the point.

In singles play, Thomas knocked off Graced 6-0, 6-3 to win the second point. Sediri frell 6-3, 6-3 to Ekaterina Tugarinova at Court 6 to give UT Arlington a three point edge. Tiffany William broke up the Blue Raider scoreless streak with a 6-2, 6-4 win against D'ortona. The junior improved to 14-3 this spring in singles play.

Nagayama fell in three sets to Jessica Birowski, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. de los Rios closed the match with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 decision over Nayara Moraes. The match between Constantinide and Astrid Gehre was halted after the Mavs claimed the victory.

Middle Tennessee closes out the regular season on Saturday with an 11 a.m. contest against Texas State. Results of the contest will be available online at GoBlueRaiders.com.

UT Arlington 4, Middle Tennessee 2

Singles competition

1. Tiffany William (MT) def. Giada D'ortona (UTA) 6-2, 6-4
2. Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Jesse Grace (MT) 6-0, 6-3
3. Angeles de los Rios (UTA) def. Nayara Moraes (MT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
4. Astrid Gehre (UTA) vs. Irina Constantinide (MT) 4-6, 7-6, 0-1, unfinished
5. Flavia Nagayama (MT) def. Jessica Birowski (UTA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
6. Ekaterina Tugarinova (UTA) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Ekaterina Tugarinova/Astrid Gehre (UTA) vs. Tiffany William/Nayara Moraes (MT) 4-7, unfinished
2. Elizabeth Thoms/Angeles de los Rios (UTA) def. Jesse Grace/Irina Constantinide (MT) 8-0
3. Giada D'ortona/Christine Foote (UTA) def. Sarah Sediri/Flavia Nagayama (MT) 8-3

Match Notes:

Middle Tennessee 9-8
UT Arlington 11-7

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