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Photo by Joi Williams / MTSU Sidelines Story by Jonas Saich / Sports Reporter When he first picked up a racket at the age of five, Middle Tennessee tennis player Jan Porteset realized he was onto something special. He drew inspiration from those on the court, watching players like Stanislas “Stan” Wawrinka light up the …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Story by Jonas Saich / Sports Reporter The Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team finished up the Penn Invitational this past weekend, putting together an impressive performance against stiff competition. Friday started off well for the Blue Raiders as they defeated both Georgetown and Princeton in doubles competition by …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines The Middle Tennessee women’s tennis team traveled to Columbia, South Carolina this weekend to compete in their first match of the new season. It was an action-packed few days for the Lady Raiders, as they performed well in both singles and doubles action. The first matches of …

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Middle Tennessee (8-3) battled Saturday morning, but was ultimately overpowered 5-0 by No. 71 Mississippi State (8-1) to end their five-match winning streak. The Blue Raiders struggled to match MSU in singles play, failing to win a single set through five matches Saturday. At No. 1 singles, Tiffany William proved to have …

ATLANTA, Ga. – Middle Tennessee’s women’s tennis team won back-to-back matches on Friday and Saturday in Atlanta, defeating number 67-ranked Georgia State and Florida Gulf Coast, respectively. The Blue Raiders started the weekend playing the nationally ranked Panthers on Friday. In doubles play, MTSU was able to easily secure the point. Tiffany William and Darya …

MT’s men’s and women’s tennis teams finished play at their respective Ohio Valley Regional tournaments this Sunday in Nashville and Knoxville. For the men, Dima Zyhmantovich was the only Blue Raider still alive in the tournament. He was eliminated in the semifinals of the consolation bracket after losing 6-4, 1-6, 10-4 to East Tennessee State University’s …