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Three Win in Singles, Born-Siljestrom in Doubles at Regional Championships

Siljestrom, Born, Rocafort Earn Victories in Singles; Born-Siljestrom Post Win in Doubles

October 20, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Andreas Siljestrom, Marco Born and Marc Rocafort all posted first-round singles victories and Born-Siljestrom also won in doubles Friday at the ITA Southeast Championships in Lexington, Ky.

Siljestrom, ranked 32nd nationally in singles, defeated Murray State's Dmytro Hryhorash, 6-1, 7-6 (3), while 88th-ranked Born won easily, 6-1, 6-0, over Florida's Billy Mulligan. Born faces Chattanooga's Badr Bouabdalleh Saturday at 1 p.m. CT Saturday. Siljestrom plays Alabama's Billy Mertz at 2 p.m. CT in the Round of 64.

Rocafort defeated Morehead State's Dusan Milovanovic, 6-2, 6-1, and plays Tennessee's Kaden Hensel Saturday at 1 p.m. CT.

All three players must win two singles matches Saturday to advance to the Round of 16 on Sunday.

In other singles action, junior Marc Boiron dropped a 4-6, 0-6, decision to Georgia State's Nejc Podkrajsek, and redshirt freshman Joao Paoliello lost 4-6, 7-5, 1-6, to 45th-ranked Florida's Nestor Briceno. Sophomore Morgan Richard lost 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, to Alabama's Javier Bes.

In doubles, Born-Siljestrom, ranked third nationally and the No. 1 seed in the tournament, defeated Miami's Barnabas Carrega-Vivek Subramanian, 8-3, in the Round of 64.

The ITA Southeast Championships serve as the qualifying event for the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships set for November 2-5 in Columbus, Ohio. Teams in the field include Alabama, Auburn, Austin Peay, Bethune-Cookman, Birmingham Southern, Eastern Kentucky, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Memphis, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Morehead State, Murray State, North Florida, South Florida, Stetson, Tennessee, Chattanooga and Vanderbilt.

ITA SOUTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Singles - Round of 128

(32) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Dmytro Hryhorash (Murray State), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
(88) Marco Born (MT) def. Billy Mulligan (Florida), 6-1, 6-0
Marc Rocafort (MT) def. Dusan Milovanovic (Morehead State), 6-2, 6-1
Nejc Podkrajsek (Georgia State) def. Marc Boiron (MT), 6-4, 6-0
(45) Nestor Briceno (Florida) def. Joao Paoliello (MT), 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Javier Bes (Alabama) def. Morgan Richard (MT), 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4

Doubles - Round of 64
(3) Marco Born-Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Barnabas Carrega-Vivek Subramanian (Miami), 8-3

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