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Short Wins Twice at Tulane

October 24, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Trevor Short won a pair of matches in straight sets Friday during the first day of competition in the Beau Holton Memorial Invitational in New Orleans, La., at Tulane University.

Short, the only one of eight Blue Raiders in the field to win twice Friday, defeated LSU's Danny Bryan, 6-2, 6-3, in the morning before coming back to win 6-1, 7-5, over Tulane's Max Lacroix in the afternoon. The senior will face UNO's Pierre Ros-Barbier at 10 a.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals.

In other singles action Friday, senior Kirk Jackson drew a first-round bye before dropping a 2-6, 2-6, decision to UNO's Nicolas Houard. Also suffering first-match defeats were Greg Pollack, who lost 3-6, 4-6, to Tulane's Patrizio Maucci; Kai Schledorn, who dropped a 4-6, 3-6 decision to LSU's Cory Ross; and Rishan Kuruppu, who lost 4-6, 6-7, to UNO's Julien de la Mettrie.

Brandon Allan won 6-4, 6-2, over USM's Dylan Mezey in the morning before dropping a 6-7, 4-6, decision to Ros-Barbier in the afternoon. Anant Sitaram won his first-round match, 7-6, 6-4, over USM's Reid Bourgeois, but lost 1-6, 6-7, to Tulane's David Goulet in the afternoon. Also, Andreas Siljestrom came back to defeat Belmont's Matt Fitzpatrick, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, Friday morning, but he also lost in the afternoon, dropping a three-set decision to USM's David Canudas, 7-6, 5-7, 4-6.

In consolation singles play, Pollack won in a walkover against LSU's Brandon Nicholson, while Kuruppu defeated USM's Thomas Funke, 6-1, 6-0, and Schledorn dropped a 6-4, 3-6, 6-10, decision to Belmont's Felipe Lima. Kuruppu takes on Lima at 9 a.m. Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals.

Doubles action also begins Saturday, with Siljestrom and Kuruppu set to take on USM's Funke and Juanjo Martin. Allan and Schledorn, as well as Jackson and Short, drew a first-round bye in the doubles bracket, while Pollack and Sitaram are scheduled to play UNO's Saif Ali and Mettrie.

Full results may be accessed at tulanegreenwave.com. The tournament concludes Sunday at Goldring Tennis Stadium on the Tulane campus.

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