Blue Raiders Defeat UL, 4-2April 9, 2006 · MT Media Relations
Middle Tennessee (14-6) remained undefeated at home this season, moving to 9-0 and winning its eighth match in the last nine outings. With the victory Middle Tennessee all but secured the top seed for the Sun Belt Championships in two weeks.
The visiting Ragin' Cajuns won the first point of the match in a tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.
UL's Amanjot Singh and Dusan Tabak defeated fifth-ranked Andreas Siljestrom and Marco Born, 8-4, at No. 1, but Middle Tennessee's Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn came back with an 8-4 victory at No. 2 over Robin Ley and Shuan Ellison.
The deciding match between UL's Evghenii Corduneanu and Arlen Domoney and Middle Tennessee's Greg Pollack and Morgan Richard came down to a tiebreaker, with UL taking a 7-5 decision and the first point in the match.
Middle Tennessee responded to being down early, winning the first set in four of the singles matches.
Born defeated Singh, 7-6 (5), 6-2, at No. 2, and Allan won 6-4, 6-4, over Tabak at No.4. Senior Rishan Kuruppu put the Blue Raiders ahead 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-2, truimph over Domoney at No.6.
UL's Ellison pulled the Ragin' Cajuns within one with a 6-4, 7-5, victory against Pollack at No. 5.
But 74th-ranked Siljestrom won the deciding match at No. 1 over No. 89 Corduneanu, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Middle Tennessee entertains Memphis Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. in the final home match of the season.
#31 Middle Tennessee 4, #41 Louisiana Lafayette 2
1. (74) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. (89) Evghenii Corduneanu (UL), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Marco Born (MT) def. Amanjot Singh (UL), 7-6(5), 6-2
3. Kai Schledorn (MT) vs. Robin Ley (UL), 6-2, 1-6, 5-0, DNF
4. Brandon Allan (MT) def. Dusan Tabak (UL), 6-4, 6-4
5. Shaun Ellison (UL) def. Greg Pollack (MT), 6-4, 7-5
6. Rishan Kuruppu (MT) def. Arlen Domoney (UL), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2,4,6,5,1
1. Singh-Tabak (UL) def. (5) Siljestrom-Born (MT), 8-4
2. Schledorn-Allan (MT) def. Ley-Ellison (UL), 8-4
3. Corduneanu-Domoney (UL) def. Morgan Richard-Pollack (MT), 9-8 (5)
Order of Finish: 1,2,3
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