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Men's Tennis Defeats Belmont, 7-0

February 7, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee's 65th-ranked Blue Raiders defeated Belmont, 7-0, late Saturday night at the Racquet Club, sweeping a pair of dual matches on Saturday.

The Blue Raiders beat 52nd-ranked Louisville, 4-3, earlier in the day before taking on the Bruins.

In the evening matches, Middle Tennessee (2-2) swept all three doubles matches and four singles matches before winning the final two matches in pro sets.

In doubles, the 46th-ranked duo of Brandon Allan and kai Schledorn defeated Michael Moretti and Matt Fitzpatrick, 8-4, at No. 1, while Trevor Short and Aidan Fitzgerald won 8-6 over Felipe Abreu and Felipe Lima at No. 2. Greg Pollack and Anant Sitaram defeated Alex Gillott and David Wright at No. 3, 8-3.

In singles, Short defeated Moretti, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 1, while Schledorn won 3-6, 6-4, 10-5, at No. 2. Kirk Jackson took care of Abreu, 6-1, 7-5, and Rishan Kuruppu won 6-3, 6-1, over Fitzpatrick at No. 4.

The final two matches were pro sets, with Sitaram winning 8-2 over Gillott at No. 5 and Pollack defeating Wright, 8-0, at No. 6.

Middle Tennessee plays again Saturday at 6 p.m. against Belmont at the Racquet Club. The Blue Raiders hit the road next weekend with matches at 55th-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday and 43rd-rated Georgia Tech on Monday.

#65 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 7, BELMONT 0
SINGLES

1. Trevor Short (MT) def. Michael Moretti (BU), 6-3, 6-1
2. Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Felipe Lima (BU), 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
3. Kirk Jackson (MT) def. Felipe Abreu (BU), 6-1, 7-5
4. Rishan Kuruppu (MT) def. Matt Fitzpatrick (BU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Anant Sitaram (MT) def. Alex Gillott (BU), 8-2
6. Greg Pollack (MT) def. David Wright (BU), 8-0

DOUBLES
1. (46) Brandon Allan-Schledorn (MT) def. Moretti-Fitzpatrick (BU), 8-4
2. Short-Aidan Fitzgerald (MT) def. Abreu-Lima (BU), 8-6
3. Pollack-Sitaram (MT) def. Gillott-Wright (BU), 8-3

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