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Blue Raiders fall to No. 31 Tennessee

MT readies for C-USA Championship on Wednesday

April 13, 2014 · @MTAthletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee women's tennis closed out the regular season with a 4-0 loss to No. 31 Tennessee at Barksdale Tennis Stadium on Sunday evening.

The two teams elected to play singles before participating in doubles. The Lady Vols (13-11) won the first four points, halting play at the third and fourth courts. Middle Tennessee (10-9) now shifts its focus to the Conference USA Championship, which begins Wednesday, April 16 in Norfolk, Va.

UT's Victoria Olivarez won the first point on the day with a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Flavia Nagayama at Court No. 5. Junior Tiffany William saw her five-match streak snapped with a 7-5, 6-1 loss to Eve Repic. Joanna Henderson won 6-1, 6-2 over Jesse Grace at the second court to give the Lady Vols a three-point edge.

Ambika Pande's 6-2, 6-2 victory over Middle Tennessee's Sarah Sediri at Court 6 sealed the 4-0 shutout for Tennessee. Matches for Irina Constantinide and Nayara Moraes were halted soon after the match was decided.

Middle Tennessee shifts its attention to the C-USA Championship, which begins this Wednesday, on the campus of Old Dominion University. Pairings for the tournament will be announced by the league office.

#31 Tennessee 4, Middle Tennessee 0

Singles competition

1. Eve Repic (UT) def. Tiffany William (MT) 7-5, 6-1
2. Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Jesse Grace (MT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Laurence Guevremont (UT) vs. Nayara Moraes (MT) 5-3, 0-6, unfinished
4. Brittany Lindl (UT) vs. Irina Constantinide (MT) 6-2, 5-6, unfinished
5. Victoria Olivarez (UT) def. Flavia Nagayama (MT) 6-2, 6-1
6. Ambika Pande (UT) def. Sarah Sediri (MT) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Tiffany William/Nayara Moraes (MT) vs. Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (UT) no result
2. Jesse Grace/Irina Constantinide (MT) vs. Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont (UT) no result
3. Sarah Sediri/Flavia Nagayama (MT) vs. Brittany Lindl/Victoria Olivarez (UT) no result

Match Notes:

Middle Tennessee 10-9
Tennessee 13-11; National ranking #31
Order of finish: Singles (5,1,2,6)

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