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Brown Defeats Blue Raiders, 4-1

March 15, 2003 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - No. 40 Brown won the doubles point and three of four completed singles match to defeat 60th-ranked Middle Tennessee, 4-1, at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

 

Brown won doubles matches at Nos. 2-3, as 52nd-ranked Adil Shamasdin and Nicholas Goldberg defeated Kirk Jackson and Anant Sitaram, 9-8 (2), and Kris Goddard and Zachary Pasanen took care of Trevor Short and Michael Staniak, 8-3. The No. 1 doubles match pitting Daniel Klemetz and Brandon Allan against the 20th-ranked Brown duo of Jamie Cerretani and Chris Drake did not finish.

 

Twelth-ranked Klemetz picked up the only point for the Blue Raiders with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 100 Cerretani at No. 1, but Brown would win the next three singles matches.

 

Drake defeated Jackson, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2, and Sitaram lost 1-6, 2-6, at No. 4 to Goldberg. Staniak dropped his second three-setter of the day, dropping a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 4-6 decision to Shamasdin at No. 3.

 

Middle Tennessee returns home March 21 to face Georgia State at 2 p.m. at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.

 

#40 BROWN 4, #60 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 1

SINGLES

1. (12) Daniel Klemetz (MT) def. (100) Jamie Cerretani (BU), 6-2, 6-3

2. Chris Drake (BU) def. Kirk Jackson (MT), 6-2, 6-3

3. Adil Shamasdin (BU) def. Michael Staniak (MT), 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4

4. Nicholas Goldberg (BU) def. Anant Sitaram (MT), 6-1, 6-2

5. Rishan Kuruppu (MT) vs. Zachary Pasanen (BU), DNF

6. Brandon Allan (MT) vs. Ben Brier (BU), DNF

 

DOUBLES

1. Klemetz-Allan (MT) vs. (20) Cerretani-Drake (BU), DNF

2. (52) Shamasdin-Goldberg (BU) def. Jackson-Sitaram (MT), 9-8 (2)

3. Kris Goddard-Pasanen (BU) def. Trevor Short-Staniak (MT), 8-3

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