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Siljestrom Advances at Region III

October 15, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Andreas Siljestrom won in straight sets to advance to the third round of the ITA Region III Championships Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

Siljestrom won in the afternoon while teammates Kai Schledorn, Greg Pollack and Marco Born all won first-round singles matches Friday morning, each winning in straight sets.

Pollack defeated Murray State's Jeff Lester, 6-3, 6-0, while Born won 7-6, 6-3, over LSU's Paul White. Schledorn took care of Tennessee's Kiril Tcherveniachki, 7-6, 6-3.

In other first-round action, Brandon Allan dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 4-6, decision to Tennessee Tech's Shunsuke Shimuzu, and Anant Sitaram lost a tough match to James Spence of Memphis, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7.

In the afternoon, Andreas Siljestrom, who received a first-round bye because of his No. 9 seeding in the tourney and the 63rd-ranked player in the nation, defeated Kentucky's Nolan Polley, 6-3, 6-4. Siljestrom will play Tulane's Jacobo Hernandez Saturday in the Round of 32.

Pollack dropped a 6-7, 6-4, 2-6, decision to eighth-seeded and 45th-ranked David Canudas of Southern Miss in his second match of the day. Born was playing Troy's 91st-ranked Irving Morales late in the day, while Schledorn was battling Mississippi State's 110th-ranked Jose Carlos Pinto.

In doubles play, Allan and Schledorn, ranked 19th nationally and seeded third in the draw, receive a first-round bye in Round of 64 play and will face the winner of Gustavo Anzola-Dirk Prinsloo (UT Martin) and Jonah Kane-West-David Goulet (Tulane) at 4:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Born and Siljestrom, seeded ninth in the field, also receive a first-round bye and play the winner of Canudas-Tommy Ostenson (Southern Miss) and Andre Maier-Sebastian Falk (Arkansas-Little Rock) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The tournament runs through Monday. Full results may be accessed at http://tournaments.usta.com/tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=33800. Main Draw Singles
Round of 128

Marco Born (MT) def. Paul White (LSU), 7-6, 6-3
James Spence (Memphis) def. Anant Sitaram (MT), 6-7, 7-6, 7-6
Greg Pollack (MT) def. Jeff Lester (Murray State), 6-3, 6-0
Shunsuke Shimuzu (Tennessee Tech) def. Brandon Allan (MT), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Kiril Tcherveniachki (Tennessee), 7-6, 6-3

Round of 64
Marco Born (MT) vs. (91) Irving Morales (Troy)
(45) David Canudas (Southern Miss) def. Greg Pollack (MT), 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
(63) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Nolan Polley (Kentucky), 6-3, 6-4
Kai Schledorn (MT) vs. (110) Jose Carlos Pinto (Mississippi State)

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