Jackson, Pair of Doubles Advance at Region IIIOctober 17, 2003 · MT Media Relations
Senior and No. 25 seed Jackson received a bye in the first round. He defeated Tulane's David Goulet Friday afternoon, 6-2, 6-1, advancing to take on second-seeded and ninth-ranked Jesse Witten of Kentucky at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the Round of 32.
In main draw singles play, freshman Kai Schledorn defeated Jacksonville State's Ruben Herrera 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the morning, but fell 3-6, 4-6 to Auburn's 25th-seeded Andrew Colombo in the afternoon. Freshman Andreas Siljestrom dropped a 6-4, 2-6, 5-7 decision to Jacksonville's Martin Hehensteinger, a qualifier, in Siljestrom's first match of the tournament Friday morning.
Senior Trevor Short lost 3-6, 6-7, to Central Florida's Ener Gursoy, while junior Rishan Kuruppu won 6-3, 7-6 (1), over LSU's Colt Gaston in the morning. Kuruppu dropped a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 3-6, decision to ninth-seeded and 67th-ranked Matias Ormaza of Georgia in the afternoon.
Sophomore Brandon Allan, who won a pair of qualifying matches Thursday to get into the main draw, defeated Tennessee Tech's Luis Aguerrevere, 7-6 (5), 6-4, Friday morning before falling to Florida's 17th-seeded Marty Stiegwardt, 4-6, 3-6, in the afternoon.
In doubles action Friday evening, Jackson and Short defeated Florida's Jordan Dolberg and Stiegwardt, 8-6, while Kuruppu and Siljestrom won 8-4 over LSU's Jason Hazley and Brandon Nicholson. Jackson and Short play Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against seventh-seeded Paul Ciorascu and Catalin Gard of Ole Miss. Kuruppu and Siljestrom advance to take on Alabama's 50th-ranked and 10th-seeded Chris Gostek and Stephen Mitchell, also at 4:30 Saturday.
Allan and Schledorn drew a bye in the first round as the No. 12 seed and play Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of UAB's Andre Maier-Kristijan Mitovski and Troy State's Charles Van Swelm-Robert Van Swelm.
Tournament results may be accessed at tennisinformation.com.
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