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Blue Raiders Sweep Chattanooga, 7-0

January 29, 2005 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee swept all three doubles matches and every singles match, as the 54th-ranked Blue Raiders defeated Chattanooga, 7-0, in the first of two matches Saturday at the Racquet Club of Murfreesboro.

The Blue Raiders won all three doubles points, led by the 29th-ranked doubles tandem of Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn. Middle Tennessee's No. 1 duo defeated UTC's Thomas Knizat and Arturo Navarro, 8-5, while the 58th-ranked tandem of Andreas Siljestrom and Marco Born took care of Josh Bales and Mark Fynn, 8-3, at No. 2. Greg Pollack and Anant Sitaram won 8-4 at No. 3 over Tim Kutschera and Artem Vlaskenko.

In singles Middle Tennessee picked up a win at No. 1 in three sets and cruised in the four matches at the bottom of the lineup.

Siljestrom, ranked 68th in singles, defeated Navarro, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, at No. 1, while Born won 6-4, 7-6 (4), over Knizat at No. 2. Schledorn defeated Ryan Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3, with Sitaram picking up a 6-1, 6-1, victory at No. 4 over Vlaskenko. Pollack won 6-4, 6-1, over Fynn at No. 5, and Allan defeated Kutchera, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6.

The Blue Raiders host Belmont at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Racquet Club before hitting the road next weekend, beginning Thursday at Louisville.

#54 Middle Tennessee 7, Chattanooga 0
SINGLES

1. (68) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Arturo Navarro (UTC), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2. Marco Born (MT) def. Thomas Knizat (UTC), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
3. Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Ryan Fitzgerald (UTC), 6-2, 6-3
4. Anant Sitaram (MT) def. Artem Vlaskenko (UTC), 6-1, 6-1
5. Greg Pollack (MT) def. Ryan Fynn (UTC), 6-4, 6-1
6. Brandon Allan (MT) def. Tim Kutschera (UTC), 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES
1. (29) Allan-Schledorn (MT) def. Knizat-Navarro (UTC), 8-5
2. (58) Siljestrom-Born (MT) def. Josh Bales-Fynn (UTC), 8-3
3. Pollack-Sitaram (MT) def. Kutschera-Vlaskenko (UTC), 8-4

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