Men's Tennis Set for Region III ChampionshipsOctober 15, 2003 · MT Media Relations
The trio of Blue Raiders in qualifying - juniors Anant Sitaram and Greg Pollack and sophomore Brandon Allan - begin play Thursday morning and must win twice to earn a spot in the main draw that starts Friday.
Sitaram takes on Chris Rea of Southern Miss at 9:30 a.m., while Pollack plays Dylan Mezey, also of Southern Miss, at 9:30 a.m., and Allan meets Kentucky's Matt Allinder at 11:15 a.m. Second-round matches in qualifying are scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Senior Trevor Short plays Central Florida's Ener Gursoy at 9:45 a.m., while junior Rishan Kuruppu also meets a qualifier at 8:15 a.m. Senior Kirk Jackson receives a bye as the No. 25 seed in the field and will meet the winner of David Goulet (Tulane) and Trey Johnson (Florida) at 2:45 p.m. Friday.
Eighteen ranked players dot the main draw, including Georgia's sceond-ranked Bo Hodge and Kentucky's ninth-rated Jesse Witten.
Doubles draws will be annoounced late Thursday. Tournament results may be accessed at tennisinformation.com.
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