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SAN DIEGO – Middle Tennessee (9-7) dropped its first two matches in the Hilton San Diego Mission Spring Classic Thursday and Friday. The Blue Raiders opened up play in the Classic squaring off against Harvard, ranked No. 22 in the nation, Thursday afternoon. The Crimson opened up play scoring the doubles point over the Blue …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team (15-3) continued streaking Sunday, earning a 4-1 victory over Alabama-Birmingham (6-5). It was the Blue Raiders seventh-consecutive win, and they remained undefeated (8-0) at home this season. They ended UAB’s four-match winning streak. The Blazers came out strong and grabbed the doubles point after three tight matches. Sarah …

NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team opened up conference play Friday,  improving to 14-3 on the year after a 4-1 win over Charlotte (4-5, 0-1 C-USA) at the Nashboro Village Athletic Club. It was the No. 65 Blue Raiders’ sixth-straight win. MTSU (14-3, 1-0 C-USA) remained undefeated at home this season, improving to 7-0. …

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team (13-3)  fought off a fierce comeback from the College of Charleston (1-9( Monday to earn their fifth-straight win, 4-3. The match appeared to be an easy win in the beginning for the No. 65 Blue Raiders. They took the doubles point to get a 1-0 advantage. At …

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team improved to 12-3 on the year Wednesday, defeating Chattanooga 5-2, and pushing their win streak to four. MTSU became ranked for the first time in five years on Tuesday, coming in at No. 65. The Blue Raiders have now won nine of their last ten matches. UTC …

NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee defeated Lipscomb on Wednesday at the Nashboro Village Athletic Club, improving to 7-4 on the season. The lone point for Lipscomb on the afternoon came from two doubles victories. Rob Mitchell and Philippe Courteau took down Ettore Zito and Victor Hoang 8-5, and Daniel Hernandez and Thais Minet defeated Robin Riethmueller …