Men's Tennis Posts 5-0 Triumph
Advances to finals of Sun Belt ShootoutApril 7, 2007 · MT Media Relations
The Blue Raiders (11-11) won their second straight match with the victory over the Trojans (5-8), who earlier in the day upset 47th-ranked Denver, 4-2. The match was played indoors because of temperatures in the 40's in Lafayette. A victory on Sunday would give Middle Tennessee the Sun Belt shootout crown for the second straight season.
Born, ranked 118th nationally, defeated Bona Ung, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 2 before 87th-ranked Siljestrom won 6-3, 7-6 (4) over Irving Morales at No. 1. Sophomore Morgan Richard posted a 6-2, 6-2, triumph over Dai Edwards-Evans at No. 4 and Marc Rocafort defeated Dusan Medan, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, at No. 3. Joao Paoliello claimed the final victory for the Blue Raiders with a 6-4, 6-0, win at No. 5 against Bastian Maucher.
"I said going into this tournament that our seniors really carry us in every match," head coach Dale Short said. "Those guys did a real good job today of getting us off to a good start and Morgan continued to play well also. We just have to keep it going for another match [Sunday]."
#42 Middle Tennessee 5, Troy 0
1. (87) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Irving Morales (Troy), 6-3, 7-6 (4)
2. (118) Marco Born (MT) def. Bona Ung (Troy), 6-4, 6-1
3. Marc Rocafort (MT) def. Dusan Medan (Troy), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
4. Morgan Richard (MT) def. Dai Edwards-Evans (Troy), 6-2, 6-2
5. Joao Paoliello (MT) def. Bastian Maucher (Troy), 6-4, 6-0
6. Marc Boiron (MT) vs. Guilherme Sahadi (Troy), 3-3, DNF
Order of Finish: 2,1,4,3*,5
Did Not Play
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