Rocafort leads Middle Tennessee on Friday
Blue Raiders continue to play wellOctober 20, 2007 · MT Media Relations
Rocafort, who is seeded 15th in the tournament, defeated Matt Michael Moore of Florida A&M 6-1, 6-1. Rocafort will face Tennessee's J.P. Smith, who is seeded 23rd, in the round of 32 at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Redshirt freshman Richard Cowden defeated Augusto Alvarado of Georgia State 6-1, 6-2 in the consolation draw.
Sophomore Alex McCann won his match with Joey Jones of Stetson who with drew from the consolation draw due to injury.
Redshirt sophomore Joao Paoliello lost a tough match to Kentucky's Brad Cox 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (15).
Freshman John Peers fell to Christian Vitulli of Georgia 6-1, 6-2.
Junior Morgan Richard, who is seeded 25th, fell to Tyler Hochwalt 6-3, 6-3 in the round of 64.
Peers and redshirt freshman Chris Nowak defeated Hicham Laalej and Danai Stamp of Stetson 9-8 (5). Peers and Nowak will play Thibaudeau and Buikema of Alabama at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Also in doubles action, Cowden and Paoliello defeated Morehead State's Doug Song and Lovell Medcalf 8-4. The pair will face Alabama's Merts and Bes at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Richard and Rocafort fell to Struyf and Saketh Myneni of Alabama 9-8 (5).
Play will run continue through Monday, Oct. 22. Results will be posted on www.goblueraiders.com as soon as they are available.
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