The No. 56 Middle Tennessee men’s tennis team split a pair of matches on Sunday, falling to No. 30 Northwestern in the morning, 4-3, before shutting out Tennessee State in the nightcap, 7-0. The Blue Raiders move to 2-6 in dual matches following Sunday’s results.
No. 84 sophomore David Fox, along with junior Victor Hoang, picked up two wins in singles play on the day. Juniors Ettore Zito and Yannick Born, along with freshmen Sam Matheson and Aaron Jumonville, each picked up a singles win in the evening match against Tennessee State.
The Blue Raiders picked up the doubles point in both matches, with the No. 57 tandem of Fox and sophomore Victor Cornea capturing their one doubles match of the day against the Wildcats. Born and Jumonville won a doubles match against both Northwestern and Tennessee State, while Hoang and Zito won against the Tigers.
The Blue Raiders return to action on Friday, Feb. 28 with the first of two matches against New York’s Ivy League universities. MT will face Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., before facing Columbia in New York, N.Y. on March 2.
Tennis Match Results
Northwestern vs Middle Tennessee
Feb 16, 2014 at Nashville, Tenn.
#30 Northwestern 4, #56 Middle Tennessee 3
1. #111 Raleigh Smith (NU) def. Ettore Zito (MT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. #81 Sam Shropshire (NU) def. Victor Cornea (MT) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-2
3. #84 David Fox (MT) def. Mihir Kumar (NU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Aaron Jumonville (MT) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
5. Victor Hoang (MT) def. Alp Horoz (NU) 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-6
6. Fedor Baev (NU) def. Sam Matheson (MT) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
1. #57 David Fox/Victor Cornea (MT) def. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith (NU) 6-3
2. Yannick Born/Aaron Jumonville (MT) def. Alp Horoz/Sam Shropshire (NU) 6-3
3. Fedor Baev/Strong Kirchheimer (NU) vs. Ettore Zito/Victor Hoang (MT) no result
Northwestern 8-3; National ranking #30
Middle Tennessee 1-6; National ranking #56
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,4,2,1,6,5)
Official: Ted Mason T-4:04 A-38
Tennis Match Results
Tennessee State vs Middle Tennessee
2/16/2014 at Nashville, Tenn.
#56 Middle Tennessee 7, Tennessee State 0
1. Ettore Zito (MT) def. Daniel Bernal (TSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. David Fox (MT) def. Kyle Burton (TSU) 6-3, 6-5 (6-0)
3. Victor Hoang (MT) def. Branden McClain (TSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Yannick Born (MT) def. Joe Danels (TSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Sam Matheson (MT) def. Jared Asher (TSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Aaron Jumonville (MT) def. No player (TSU), by default
1. Aaron Jumonville/Yannick Born (MT) def. Kyle Burton/Joe Danels (TSU) 6-3
2. Victor Hoang/Ettore Zito (MT) def. Daniel Bernal/Branden McClain (TSU) 6-3
Tennessee State 0-1
Middle Tennessee 2-6; National ranking #56
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)