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Three Raiders Fall in Semifinals

September 24, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The three remaining Blue Raiders in the field all dropped semifinal matches Sunday on the final day of the 20th Annual Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational.

Overnight and early-morning showers pushed the main draw indoors for the second straight day, with the consolation draws canceled.

In A2 singles, sophomore Morgan Richard lost 6-3, 4-6, 2-10, to Tennessee's 116th-ranked Davey Sandgren, while freshman Marc Rocafort dropped a 4-6, 1-6, decision to Tennessee's Ben Rogers.

In A3 singles, Joao Paoliello also lost to a Tennessee Vol, Kiril Tcherveniachki, 3-6, 2-6.

Middle Tennessee's Andreas Siljestrom and Marco Born will both participate in the Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships, September 30-October 8 in Tulsa, Okla. Siljestrom-Born are the defending doubles champions in the event. Born will play in qualifying singles beginning Monday, October 2, while Siljestrom and the doubles tandem will take part in main draw singles and doubles, respectively.

The remainder of the Middle Tennessee squad will play in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, October 6-8, in Atlanta, Ga.

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