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Men's Tennis Struggles on Day Two in Knoxville

Born-Siljestrom rebounds with doubles victory

October 14, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee won only two-of-six singles matches and just one-of-three doubles outings Saturday during the second day of the Volunteer State Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Blue Raiders lost four-of-six singles matches Saturday morning to Tennessee, with a Memphis player at No. 6 against Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders then lost two-of-three in doubles to East Tennessee in the afternoon.

In the morning in singles, Middle Tennessee's Andreas Siljestrom, ranked 32nd nationally, lost another tough match, this one to UT's 95th-ranked Bobby Cameron, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), at No. 1.

Middle Tennessee's Marco Born won 6-1, 7-6 (1), over Tennessee's 116th-ranked Davey Sandgren at No. 2 and Marc Rocafort took care of Derek Stephens at No. 3, 7-6, 6-0.

The Volunteers picked up victories at Nos. 4 and 5, with Adam Hubble defeating Morgan Richard, 6-4, 6-3, and Chris Racz winning 6-1, 6-3, over Joao Paoliello. At No. 6 Vinny Craveiro of Memphis defeated Middle Tennessee's Marc Boiron, 4-6, 6-3, 4-2, retired.

In the afternoon in doubles, third-ranked Born-Siljestrom rebounded from a bad loss on Friday, defeating ETSU's Felix Insaurralde and Lisandro Picardo, 8-4, at No. 1.

At No. 2 Buccaneers Alex Ahlgren and Travis Sandlant won 9-7 over Boiron-Paoliello, and ETSU's Enrique Olivares and Sebastian Serrano defeated Richard-Rocafort, 8-5, at No. 3.

Middle Tennessee will play Memphis in singles at 9 a.m. ET Sunday and Vanderbilt in singles at 1 p.m. Sunday to conclude the tournament.

TENNESSEE 4, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 2
1. (95) Bobby Cameron (UT) def. (32) Andreas Siljestrom (MT), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)
2. (88) Marco Born (MT) def. (116) Davey Sandgren (UT), 6-1, 7-6 (1)
3. Marc Rocafort (MT) def. Derek Stephens (UT), 7-6, 6-0
4. Adam Hubble (UT) def. Morgan Richard (MT), 6-4, 6-3
5. Chris Racz (UT) def. Joao Pailiello (MT), 6-1, 6-3
6. Vinny Craveiro (MEM) def. Marc Boiron (MT), 4-6, 6-3, 4-2 (ret.)

EAST TENNESSEE 2, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 1
1. (3) Born-Siljestrom (MT) def. Felix Insaurralde-Lisandro Picardo (ETSU), 8-4
2. Alex Ahlgren-Travis Sandlant (ETSU) def. Boiron-Pailiello (MT), 9-7
3. Enrique Olivares-Sebastian Serrano (ETSU) def. Richard-Rocafort (MT), 8-5

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