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Former Blue Raider Siljestrom advances at US Open

Siljestrom and partner Emmrich ready for second round

September 1, 2011 · Athletic Communications
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Former Blue Raider Andreas Siljestrom and partner Martin Emmrich advanced to the second round of the US Open Men's Doubles after defeating the Australian duo of Ashley Fisher and Stephen Huss (3-6, 6-3, 7-5) on Thursday morning.

Siljestrom and Emmrich will face the 15th-seeded tandem of Mark Knowles and Xavier Malisse in the second round. Malisse currently holds the No. 33 doubles ranking, while Knowles is 40th. Knowles won the US Open doubles championship in 2004 and has finished as runner-up twice (1998 and 2009).

The day and time of the second-round matchup have not been set. Stay tuned to GoBlueRaiders.com for more information or click here for Friday's schedule of play at the US Open.

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