Men's Tennis Defeats Belmont, 7-0January 29, 2006 · MT Media Relations
The Blue Raiders won their second match of the day, using almost the exact same lineup as a 7-0 victory over Chattanooga earlier Saturday.
In doubles, Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn defeated Belmont's Alex Gillott and Ignacio Gesto, 8-2, at No. 1, and Marco Born and Greg Pollack won 8-1 over Javier Rodriguez and Fausto Rocha at No. 2. Rishan Kuruppu and Marc Boiron lost to Belmont's Felipe Lima and Felipe Abreu, 7-6 (3), at No. 3.
In singles, Middle Tennessee won four matches in straight sets and the final two in a pro set.
Born, ranked 97th in singles, defeated Gillott, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1, and Kuruppu won 6-2, 6-0, over Rodriguez at No. 2.
Schledorn was a 6-1, 6-2, winner over Lima at No. 2, and Allan defeated Rocha, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4.
Morgan Richard moved up to No. 5 against Belmont, winning 8-6 over Abreu, with Boiron stepping in at No. 6 and defeating Gesto, 8-6.
Middle Tennessee hits the road next weekend to face Virginia Tech Saturday at 1 p.m. The Blue Raiders return home February 11 to take on Indiana at the Racquet Club.
#34 Middle Tennessee 7, Belmont 0
1. (97) Marco Born (MT) def. Alex Gillott (BU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Rishan Kuruppu (MT) def. Javier Rodriguez (BU), 6-2, 6-0
3. Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Felipe Lima (BU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Brandon Allan (MT) def. Fausto Rocha (BU), 6-2, 6-2
5. Morgan Richard (MT) def. Felipe Abreu (BU), 8-6
6. Marc Boiron (MT) def. Ignacio Gesto (BU), 8-6
1. Allan-Schledorn (MT) def. Gillott-Gesto (BU), 8-2
2. Born-Pollack (MT) def. Rodriguez-Rocha (BU), 8-1
3. Lima-Abreu (BU) def. Kuruppu-Boiron (MT), 7-6 (3)
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