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HOUSTON – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team began play in the Conference USA Women’s Tennis Championship Friday, picking up a 4-2 win over rival Western Kentucky. The fourth-seeded Blue Raiders (19-4) started the match with back-to-back wins in doubles play over the 13th-seeded Lady Toppers (6-10) to take the early advantage. Brittany Huxley and Nayara …

TAMPA, Fla. – Middle Tennessee ended its 2015 regular season with back-to-back losses against Central Florida and No. 19 South Florida. With the two losses, the Blue Raiders (13-12) finished just above .500 on the season. MTSU started the weekend in Orlando on Friday with a match against UCF. UCF Match The match ended up …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennnis team closed out its 2015 season with a 4-1 win over South Alabama Friday afternoon at Buck Bouldin Tennis Complex. Seniors Jesse Grace, Nayara Moraes and Tiffany William were honored before the start of the match as a part of Senior Day. South Alabama …

By Rickey Fuquay, Jr.//Contributing Writer MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee closed out the home portion of its 2015 schedule with a crushing 7-0 sweep over Austin Peay Tuesday afternoon at Buck Boldin Tennis Complex on Senior Day. Seniors Yannick Born, Ben Davis, Victor Hoang and Ettore Zito were honored before the start of the match. Austin …

MURFREESBORO – After both MTSU’s men’s and women’s tennis teams suffered defeats Friday, they were both able to bounce back and pick up big wins on Saturday. The men’s netters (12-10) defeated VCU (14-9), 4-1, in Memphis. The women’s team (17-4) earned a 4-0 shutout victory over Conference USA foe Louisiana Tech (6-9) in New …

MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee’s men’s and women’s tennis teams faced a pair of tough opponents Friday. Men’s Match The men’s team (11-10) went up against No. 47 Memphis. The men’s team started its match with the Tigers (12-6) on the right foot, taking the doubles point. The Blue Raiders fell behind after the first doubles …