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Men's Tennis Defeats No. 56 Fresno State

March 16, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The 20th-ranked Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders completed play in the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala., defeating 56th-ranked Fresno State after dropping the first two matches in the tourney.

The 20th-ranked doubles tandem of Oliver Foreman and Robert Gustafsson defeated No. 40 Nick Fustar and Dustin Ilic, 8-2, and Greg Pollack and Michael Staniak won 8-6 over Alex Krohn and Greg Shearer to give the Blue Raiders the doubles point.

In singles, 15th-ranked Daniel Klemetz won 6-1, 7-5 over 114th-ranked Fustar at No. 1, and Middle Tennessee got victories at No. 5 and 6 to grab the victory. Trevor Short defeated Krohn, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5, and Rishan Kuruppu won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 against Vinny Owens.

The Blue Raiders dropped a 4-1 decision to 31st-rated South Alabama on Thursday and lost 4-1 to 25th-ranked VCU on Friday. In the loss to VCU, Middle Tennessee won the doubles point but lost four singles matches, the first time in the last two seasons the Blue Raiders have won the doubles point in a dual match and lost the match.

Middle Tennessee travels to Miami (FL) on March 25 and Mississippi State on April 2 before hosting South Alabama in Murfreesboro on April 5.

#31 South Alabama 4, #20 Middle Tennessee 1
SINGLES
1. (15) Daniel Klemetz vs. Vincent Baudat DNF
2. (63) Robert Gustafsson vs. Heinrich Heyl DNF
3. Christian Thall def. Oliver Foreman 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 USA
4. Jullien Gillet def. Michael Staniak 7-5, 6-3 USA
5. Zlatko Stupavsky def. Trevor Short 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 USA
6. Kirk Jackson def. Clinton Jacobs 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 MT

DOUBLES
1. Stupavsky/Gillet def. (20) Foreman/Gustafsson 8-6 USA
2. (38) Klemetz/Jackson def. Thall/Jacobs 8-4 MT
3. Baudat/Heyl def. Short/Rishan Kuruppu 8-0 USA

#25 VCU 4, #20 Middle Tennessee 1
SINGLES
1. (15) Daniel Klemetz vs. (54) Florian Marquardt DNF
2. Pedro Nieto def. (63) Robert Gustafsson 6-1, 7-6 (5) VCU
3. (115) Martin Ott def. Oliver Foreman 6-0, 6-3 VCU
4. Daniel Casquero def. Michael Staniak 6-4, 6-4 VCU
5. Julien Lousao def. Trevor Short 6-4, 6-2 VCU
6. Kirk Jackson vs. Fernando Sanchez DNF

DOUBLES
1. (20) Foreman/Gustafsson def. (9) Marquardt/Nieto 8-5 MT
2. (38) Klemetz/Jackson vs. Ott/Mats Norin DNF
3. Greg Pollack/Staniak def. Lousao/Casquero 8-3 MT

#20 Middle Tennessee 4, #56 Fresno State 0
SINGLES
1. (15) Daniel Klemetz vs. (114) Nick Fustar 6-1, 7-5 MT
2. (63) Robert Gustafsson vs. Hector Almada DNF
3. Michael Staniak vs. Stefan Suta DNF
4. Trevor Short vs. Greg Shearer DNF
5. Kirk Jackson def. (106) Alex Krohn 6-4, 6-2 MT
6. Rishan Kuruppu def. Vinny Owens 6-4, 6-3 MT

DOUBLES
1. (20) Foreman/Gustafsson def. (40) Fustar/Dustin Ilic 8-2 MT
2. (38) Klemetz/Jackson vs. Suta/Almada DNF
3. Greg Pollack/Staniak def. Krohn/Shearer 8-6 MT

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