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Tennis Takes Eight Wins at Seminole Classic

September 21, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee won all three doubles and five of six singles matches over Nebraska in the final day of the Seminole Fall Classic in Tallahassee, Fla.

Middle Tennessee's only loss came in three sets, as Nebraska's Jose Rivera defeated Trevor Short, 7-6 (12), 4-6, 10-6 in the supertiebreaker.

Blue Raider Andreas Siljestrom won 6-2, 6-1 over Joerg Barthel, and Rishan Kuruppu took care of Joel Reckewey, 6-0, 6-2.

Kai Schledorn defeated Jeff Nabity, 6-3, 6-0, while Anant Sitaram won 6-2, 6-1 over Justin Junck, and Brandon Allan took care of Tanner Gates, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles action, Sitaram and Short defeated Barthel and Rivera, 9-8 (11), while Kuruppu and Siljestrom took care of Junck and Reckewey, 8-4. Allan and Schledorn blanked Ryan Jay and Nabity.

Middle Tennessee is next scheduled to take part in the Kentucky Fall Invitational in Lexington, Ky., September 27-29, before competing in the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships, October 4-12, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

RESULTS
Singles

Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Joerg Barthel (NU) 6-2, 6-1
Rishan Kuruppu (MT) def. Joel Reckewey (NU) 6-0, 6-2
Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Jeff Nabity (NU) 6-3, 6-0
Jose Rivera (NU) def. Trevor Short (MT) 7-6 (12), 4-6, 10-6
Anant Sitaram (MT) def. Justin Junck (NU) 6-2, 6-1
Brandon Allan (MT) def. Tanner Gates (NU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles
Sitaram-Short (MT) def. Barthel-Rivera (NU) 9-8 (11)
Kuruppu-Siljestrom (MT) d. Junck-Reckewey (NU) 8-4
Allan-Schledorn (MT) d. Ryan Jay-Nabity (NU) 8-0

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