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Three Blue Raiders Compete in Mobile Invitational

September 5, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee's Michael Staniak, Trevor Short and Kirk Jackson competed in the Mobile Invitational this past weekend at the Mobile Country Club in Mobile, Ala., with Staniak winning a pair of matches in the two-day tourney.

Staniak defeated South Alabama's Aurelio DiZazzo in the first round, 6-4, 6-3, before falling to Paul Ciorascu of Ole Miss, 2-6, 6-7. In other singles action, Short dropped a 6-7 (5), 2-6 decision to Rameez Junaid of Auburn, and Jackson fell 2-6, 2-6 to Matias Marin of Baylor.

Staniak and Short played doubles in the tournament, defeating Marin and Karim Alaily of Baylor, 3-6, 6-4, 10-3, in the first round. The duo fell 6-7 (5), 3-6, to Chris Gostek and Stephen Mitchell of Alabama in the second round.

Jackson played with Geoff Hiscox, a player from Bowling Green, Ky. The pairing advanced to the second round because of a withdrawal but Hiscox had to retire in the second set against Junaid and Nick Lane of Auburn.

The 16th Annual Pro-Am is next up for the tennis squad, set for September 13-14 at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. For more information, please contact Dale Short at 615/898-2957.

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