Allan Wins Twice to Advance at Region III

October 16, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Sophomore Brandon Allan won a pair of matches to advance to Friday's main draw during qualifying action Friday at the ITA Region III Championships at The Racquet Club in Memphis, Tenn.

Allan defeated Kentucky's Matt Allinder Thursday morning, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1, before taking care of Murray State's Masimba Muskwe, 6-2, 6-4. The Knoxville, Tenn., native advances into the main draw that begins play Friday morning.

Also in Thursday's qualifying action, Greg Pollack lost 2-6, 2-6 to Dylan Mezey of Southern Miss, and Anant Sitaram dropped a 4-6, 6-1, 1-6 decision to Chris Rea, also of Southern Miss.

In main draw singles that begins Friday, freshman Kai Schledorn takes on Jacksonville State's Ruben Herrera at 8:15 a.m, while freshman Andreas Siljestrom meets a qualifier, also at 8:15 a.m.

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 second-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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