Men's Tennis Wins, 4-2, Over TAMUCCMarch 16, 2006 · MT Media Relations
The two teams were scheduled to play at 9:30 a.m., but the match was delayed by rain and started at 12:30 p.m., with the clubs playing singles first.
Middle Tennessee (8-5) got production from the bottom of the lineup to post the victory, something lacking over the last few weeks. Players at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 all won, including Pollack's match-clincher.
But the Blue Raiders got a win at No. 2 from Marco Born, 6-1, 7-5, over 125th-ranked Andrey Kumantsov.
Two of the final three victories for Middle Tennessee came in three sets.
The senior defeated Jose Ycaza at No. 6, 6-0, 4-6, 6-2, putting the Blue Raiders into the quarterfinals. Middle Tennessee will take on the winner between 32nd-ranked Boise State and No. 53 Brown at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
"It's great for us to get support from the bottom of the lineup. That's a real positive for our team," head coach Dale Short said. "Andreas is really the only one struggling, and that's with his serve. If we can get Andreas going and build on today's success, I think we have a chance to make the finals."
#36 Middle Tennessee 4, #73 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2
1. (43) Raul Morant-Rivas (TAMUCC) def. (47) Andreas Siljestrom (MT), 6-4, 6-7 (13), 6-2
2. Marco Born (MT) def. (125) Andrey Kumantsov (TAMUCC), 6-1, 7-5
3. Mikhail Pavlov (TAMUCC) def. Kai Schledorn (MT), 6-4, 7-5
4. Brandon Allan (MT) def. Jose Zunino (TAMUCC), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
5. Morgan Richard (MT) def. Jan Cingel (TAMUCC), 6-4, 6-1
6. Greg Pollack (MT) def. Jose Ycaza (TAMUCC), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
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