Men's Tennis Plays Well on Day One at UT Invite

October 29, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee won four singles and all three doubles matches Friday during the first day of play at the UT Fall Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center.

The Blue Raiders played five singles matches against Tennessee and two versus Virginia, while sweeping three doubles tilts against Vanderbilt.

In singles action, 63rd-ranked Andreas Siljestrom defeated Tennessee's 99th-rated Ockie Oosthuizen, 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (4), while Marco Born won 7-6 (2), 6-2, over UT's Kiril Tcherveniachki. Anant Sitaram took care of Virginia's Stephen Rozek, 6-3, 7-6 (5), and Brandon Allan won 6-4, 6-3, over Tennessee's Rawl Martin.

Kai Schledorn dropped a 1-6, 4-6, decision to Virginia's Jarrett Chirico, while Greg Pollack lost 6-7 (3), 2-6, to Tennessee's Ben Rogers and Marc Boiron dropped a 2-6, 6-7 (3), decision to UT's Johnny Thornton.

In doubles play, 19th-ranked Allan and Schledorn topped Vandy's 27th-ranked Scott Brown and Jason Pinsky, 8-2, while Born and Siljestrom won 8-5 over Andy Mack and Jordan Magarik. Pollack and Sitaram finished off the sweep with an 8-2 victory against Evan Dufaux and Nathan Sachs.

"I was very pleased with the way we played today," Blue Raider head coach Dale Short said. "It was our first test in a team setting and we performed well. We are not 100 percent but we showed we are at least as good if not better than the other teams here."

The Blue Raiders continue play in the final fall event for the squad through Sunday.

(63) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. (99) Ockie Oosthuizen (UT), 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (4)
Marco Born (MT) def. Kiril Tcherveniachki (UT), 7-6 (2), 6-2
Jarrett Chirico (UVA) def. Kai Schledorn (MT), 6-1, 6-4
Anant Sitaram (MT) def. Stephen Rozek (UVA), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
Ben Rogers (UT) def. Greg Pollack (MT), 7-6 (3), 6-2
Brandon Allan (MT), def. Rawl Martin (UT), 6-4, 6-3
Johnny Thornton (UT) def. Marc Boiron (MT), 6-2, 7-6 (3)

(19) Allan-Schledorn (MT) def. (27) Scott Brown-Jason Pinsky (VU), 8-2
Born-Siljestrom (MT) def. Andy Mack-Jordan Magarik (VU), 8-5
Pollack-Sitaram (MT) def. Evan Dufaux-Nathan Sachs (VU), 8-2

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