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After a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 and a Conference USA title, MTSU men’s tennis coach Jimmy Borendame received Coach of the Year honors on Tuesday. It is Borendame’s first time winning the award in his ninth season as head coach of the Blue Raiders. The Blue Raiders finished …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics Three match points loomed large for true freshman Stijn Slump. If all three weren’t saved, the season would be over in disappointment for the MTSU men’s tennis team. Digging deep, Slump fought every point off, with a point-perfect forehand down the left line at deuce to force a deciding tiebreak. …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics It was a sweet sendoff for three Middle Tennessee State Blue Raider seniors in their final regular season home match as MTSU picked up two dominant wins against the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Alabama State on Saturday. MTSU snagged the opening doubles point in its first match of the day …

Photo Courtesy of MT Athletics The Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro was alive with the sounds of screeching shoes and the thumping of tennis balls as MTSU kicked off its 2019 spring tennis season with a doubleheader against Austin Peay and UT-Chattanooga Wednesday. The Blue Raiders opening match versus the Governors was a great chance …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders traveled to the ITA Regionals in Chattanooga over the weekend, and Lidia Burrows’ run to the Round of 16 was the headline of a strong team performance against the region’s best. The junior from England upset the region’s No. 4 and 17 seeds before …

Photo by MT Athletics The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders traveled to the ITA Regionals in Knoxville over the weekend where they finished runner-up in the singles tournament, and Gonzalo Morell had a big weekend. The finish qualifies Morell for the ITA Fall National Championship in Arizona in November. Morell dispatched his first opponent from …