OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami Tennis looks to halt a two-match losing streak Sunday when it welcomes Ohio Valley Region rival Middle Tennessee to Hamilton's Riverside Athletic Club. The action begins at 10 a.m. and admission is free.
Miami (2-5) has dropped competitive matches to Marshall (5-2) and Xavier (4-3) on each of the last two Sundays. Sophomore Alix Thurman has won her last three matches, including her first ever appearance at No. 2 against the Thundering Herd. She has taken over the team lead for wins with a 12-6 overall record. Three other RedHawks also have at least 10 wins -- Nimisha Mohan (11), Christiana Raymond (10) and Ramona Costea (10).
Middle Tennessee is playing its second match in three days as part of a Midwest road swing. The Blue Raiders defeated Butler 7-0 on Friday to improve to 3-4. MTSU swept all nine matches, with just one of the singles ties going to a third set. Nayara Moraes leads the Blue Raiders with a 14-6 overall record, including wins in five of six during the dual season. Irina Constantinide has 12 wins, but is just 3-3 this spring, playing No. 2. The Blue Raiders have captured the double point only three times in seven matches, but have won two in a row.
The match is the last of the season scheduled to be played indoors in Hamilton. When the RedHawks return from a seven-match road swing that includes a week in Florida for Spring Break, the conference season will begin and action will take place at the Hepburn Courts on campus.
Live stats will be available on MURedHawks.com