Blue Raiders Compete at TulaneOctober 20, 2002 · MT Media Relations
Jackson defeated Michael Chkrouno of UNO, 6-3, 6-3, and Tulane's Hannu Piiroinen, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1, to reach Saturday's semifinals. But the junior dropped a 6-2, 2-6, 3-6 decision to LSU's Sebastian Rutka.
In other action in Flight One, freshman Brandon Allan lost in the first round to David Canudas of Southern Miss, 3-6, 2-6, but rebounded with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket, defeating LSU's Paul White, 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Tulane's Goran Vasiljevic, 6-1, 6-4.
In the top flight of singles, Michael Staniak lost to Tulane's 17th-ranked Michael Kogan, 3-6, 2-6, but came back to defeat Jorge Lievano, also of Tulane, 6-3, 6-2, on Friday. Staniak won his only match on Saturday, over Tulane's Mattias Westerberg, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6.
In Flight Two, Greg Pollack lost his first match to Reid Bourgeois of Southern Miss, 2-6, 2-6, and Middle Tennessee's Rishan Kuruppu dropped a 1-6, 0-6 decision to Chris Walker of Southern Miss. Pollack defeated UNO's Saif Ali, 3-6, 7-6, 6-3, in the consolation bracket, and Kuruppu won 6-1, 6-3 over Louisiana-Lafayette's Blake Crauder.
In doubles action, Pollack and Kuruppu won 8-3 over Canudas and Nicolas Cataret of USM, and also defeated Paul White and Peter Richman of LSU, 9-7. Staniak and Allen dropped an 8-5 decision to Tulane's Kogan and Victor Romero.
The Blue Raiders finish play at Tulane on Sunday and will play in next weekend's ITA Region III Championships in Lexington, Ky., a qualifier for the National Indoor Championships.
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