BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –Middle Tennessee women’s tennis drops to 9-13, 1-5 this season after losing a narrow 4-3 road decision to Western Kentucky on Friday afternoon at the WKU Tennis Complex.
The Hilltoppers won the doubles match on courts 1 and 3 to give WKU the lead going into the singles. Zani Barnard and Love-Star Alexis picked up an individual win on Court No. 2 at 7-5.
All six singles courts were decided in straight sets, with three Blue Raiders leaving the match with individual wins.
Z. Barnard went 2-0 individually that day with a singles win over Rachel Hermanova, taking off at 6-4, 6-2.
Second year Lilly Sophie Schmidt picked up a singles win on Court No. 6 at 6-2, 6-1, Schmidt takes the team lead in singles wins of the season with the performance on WKU.
Junior Muskan Gupta won on Court No. 2 against Laura Bernardos in straight sets 6-4, giving the Blue Raiders our third and final point of the match.
Middle Tennessee will return to Murfreesboro to prepare for UAB next Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. CT at Adams Tennis Complex. Our game with the Blazers will be our Senior Day contest where we will honor Lee and Zani Barnard for their contributions to MTSU and the women’s tennis program. Times for the Senior Day festivities will be announced later in the week.
2022 United States Conference Women’s Tennis Championship
The Blue Raiders are set to host the 2022 C-USA Championship at ATC April 21-24. Entrance is free for the public for the duration of the tournament, more information will be published in the coming days regarding the tournament. Middle Tennessee is still looking for local volunteers for the championship, fans interested in volunteering should contact the head coach Tayo Bailey-Duvall to [email protected] for more information.
1. Cora-Lynn Von Dungern (WKU) defeated. Lee Barnard (MTSU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Muskan Gupta (MTSU) def. Laura Bernardos (WKU), 6-4, 6-4
3. Paola Cortez (WKU) defeated. Love-Star Alexis (MTSU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Zani Barnard (MTSU) def. Rachel Hermanova (WKU), 6-4, 6-2
5. Sofia Blanco (WKU) defeated. Noelle Mauro (MTSU), 6-4, 6-1
6. Lilly Sophie Schmidt (MTSU) def. Samantha Martinez (WKU), 6-2, 6-1
1. Cora-Lynn Von Dungern/Paola Cortez (WKU) def. Lee Barnard/Noelle Mauro (MTSU), 6-2
2. Zani Barnard/Love-Star Alexis (MTSU) def. Mariana Zegada/Laura Bernardos (WKU), 7-5
3. Sofia Blanco/Samantha Martinez (WKU) def. Eloise Swarbrick/Muskan Gupta (MTSU), 7-6 (9-7)