Short, Staniak Win in Doubles

October 5, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Trevor Short and Michael Staniak won 8-5 in first-round doubles action Saturday at the 2002 Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the Champions Club.

Short and Staniak defeated Lamar's John Guerrero and Jakob Paulsen, 8-5, Saturday afternoon, and advance to the second round to take on Chattanooga's Tim Kutshera and Jason Ontog. In other doubles action for the Blue Raiders, Brandon Allen and Greg Pollack lost to Furman's James Cameron and Patrick Fillnow, 8-4.

Allan dropped his singles match late Friday, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), to Michael Rubin of Michigan, while sophomore Rishan Kuruppu also lost late Friday in singles, 6-4, 6-4, to Kevin Gill of Butler.

In second-round singles action Saturday, Staniak dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to Jason Hazley of LSU, while Kirk Jackson lost 7-6, 6-7, 6-2, to Ball State's Matt Bacarani.

The Blue Raiders do not have any singles players remaining in the prequalifying, and only eighth-seeded Daniel Klemetz left for the main draw, which begins Thursday. In doubles, Short and Staniak remain alive in prequalifying, and Jackson and Klemetz will begin qualifying play on Tuesday.

The Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships feature 256-singles player and 128-doubles team prequalifying tournaments played October 4-7, which feed into 64-player and 32-doubles team qualifying tournaments October 8-9. The 64-player, 32-doubles team main draw takes place Oct. 10-13.

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