Blue Raiders Can’t Put Out the UIC Flames

CHICAGO – Middle Tennessee women’s tennis (9-8, 1-3) falls to UIC (5-3) by score of 5-2 inside the XS Tennis Facility on Friday afternoon.
To begin the dual match, the Flames took two of three doubles courts to claim the doubles point, Senior Zani Barnard and Junior Muskan Gupta picked up their first win of the season as a duo on court No. 2 at 6-2.
In singles, UIC set the tone for singles competition, taking four of six first sets over the Blue Raiders.
Z. Barnard earned today’s player of the game honors, winning her singles match 6-4, 6-3 and picking up another win on the doubles front. Zani has now won seven-straight singles matches for MT.
Sophomore Lilly-Sophie Schmidt triumphed on court No. 6 giving the Blue Raiders their second point of the afternoon, Schmidt moves to 9-6 on the season in singles.
Next Up
The Blue Raiders will have one day off to recover before taking on DePaul right back at the XS Tennis Village on Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Singles Competition
1. Agnes Gustafsson (UIC) def. Zani Barnard (MTSU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-2
2. Tamara Malazonia (UIC) def. Muskan Gupta (MTSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
3. Ana Jover (UIC) def. Love-Star Alexis (MTSU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Zani Barnard (MTSU) def. Dominika Hrabalova (UIC) 6-4, 6-3
5. Marina Hermanny (UIC) def. Noelle Mauro (MTSU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lilly-Sophie Schmidt (MTSU) def. Lea Forste-Dinell (UIC) 5-7, 6-4, 10-4
Order of finish: 3,4,2,5,1,6
Doubles Competition
1. Gustafsson/Jover (UIC) def. L. Barnard/Mauro (MTSU) 6-2
2. Z. Barnard/Gupta (MTSU) def. Hrabalova/Hermanny (UIC) 6-2
3. Malazonia/Forste-Dinell (UIC) def. Alexis/Schmidt (MTSU) 7-6 (7-4)
Order of finish: 2,1,3
Conference USA Tournament Info
Middle Tennessee is set to host the 2022 C-USA Championship at the Adams Tennis Complex from April 21-24. Championship information will be released in the coming weeks.
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