Blue Raiders Defeat Lafayette, 5-2April 7, 2002 · MT Media Relations
The 26th-ranked duo of Oliver Foreman and Robert Gustafsson won 8-6 over Michael Tarkowski and Johann van der Westhuizen at No. 1 doubles, while 46th-rated Daniel Klemetz and Kirk Jackson defeated Jakub Ilewski and Bobby Hawkins, 8-2. At No. 3, Trevor Short and Michael Staniak won 8-5 against Anthony Blache and Marc Castellan, giving the Blue Raiders a sweep of the doubles matches.
Staniak overcame dropping the first set to post a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 over Tarkowski, and Rishan Kuruppu defeated Hawkins, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 6.
Oliver Foreman dropped a 5-7, 2-6 decision to Westhuizen at No. 3, and Castellan defeated Short, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 for the Ragin' Cajuns two points in the match.
The win moves the Blue Raiders to 14-5 for the season with one regular season match remaining, while UL-Lafayette dropped to 4-13 on the season, with eight of those losses to ranked opponents.
The Blue Raiders conclude the regular season on Wednesday with a 2 p.m. match at Vanderbilt before the Sun Belt Conference Championships in Mobile, Ala., scheduled for April 19-21.
#36 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 5, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 2
1. (14) Daniel Foreman (MT) def. Jajub Ilewski (ULL), 7-5, 6-3
2. (105) Robert Gustafsson (MT) def. Anthony Blache (ULL), 6-2, 6-4
3. Johann van der Westhuizen (ULL) def. Oliver Foreman (MT), 7-5, 6-2
4. Michael Staniak (MT) def. Michael Tarkowski (ULL), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
5. Marc Castellan (ULL) def. Trevor Short (MT), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
6. Rishan Kuruppu (MT) def. Bobby Hawkins (ULL), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
1. (26) Foreman-Gustafsson (MT) def. Tarkowski-Westhuizen (ULL), 8-6
2. (46) Klemetz-Jackson (MT) def. Ilewski-Hawkins (ULL), 8-2
3. Short-Staniak (MT) def. Blache-Castellan (ULL), 8-5
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