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2005-2006 Men's Tennis Roster


Andreas Siljestrom

Class: JR
Height: 6-9
Weight: 210 pounds
Previous School: Norra Real
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

2005-06 (Junior)
Fall: Ranked No. 10 in preseason in doubles with Marco Born ... The twosome won doubles title at Polo Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championships, only the second Blue Raider tandem to win a collegiate grand slam event in school history ... Born-Siljestrom also reached the finals of the second grand slam event of the year, the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Posted 11-3 mark in fall with Born, including 6-2 mark versus ranked opponents ... Lost first match of fall at MT Invitational but bounced back with three straight W's before losing in finals to 33rd-ranked Harvard (Ermakov-Kumar) at UVA Invitational ... Won five consecutive matches to take All-American title, including four over ranked foes ... Defeated No. 19 Louisville (Clark-Gustafsson) and Virginia Tech (Puranen-Delgado) in first two rounds ... Took down top-ranked LSU (Skupski-Growcott) in quarterfinals ... Semifinal victory was against 13th-ranked Stanford (Corkery-Pade) before defeating No. 51 North Carolina (Luchici-Pomeroy) in finals ... Reached finals of Indoor Championships before falling to No. 2 team in country ... Defeated Illinois (Spicijaric-Tucker) in first round and fifth-ranked Washington (Chu-Slovic) in quarterfinals ... Took out fourth-rated Boise State (Shields-Shoeck) in semis before dropping 9-7 decision to Ohio State (Green-Wilson) in finals ... Started very slowly in singles but came on strong, including a five-match winning streak ... Ranked 57th in preseason in singles ... Won one match each at MT Invitational, UVA Invitational and in qualifying for All-American Championships ... Lost to Virginia's 122nd-ranked Treat Huey in second round at UVA ... Hot streak started in first round of ITA Southeast Regional ... Defeated Florida's 40th-ranked Vlad Obradovic in Round of 16 and Alabama's 32nd-rated Joseph Jung in quarterfinals ... Reached finals before falling to 43rd-ranked Erlinv Tveit of Ole Miss, but qualified for ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in singles as well ... Lost in first round at national indoors to UCLA's third-ranked Ben Kohlloeffel ... Defeated SMU's Peter Oredsson in consolation bracket before dropping 6-7 (5), 6-1, 7-6 (8), decision to top-ranked Ryler DeHeart of Illinois.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Fall: Ranked 63rd in preseason singles poll ... Fought to win pair of three-setters in singles at MT Invitational, defeating South Alabama's David Kekpa and Clinton Jacobs before falling in finals to seventh-ranked Fero Babej of USA ... Teamed with Marco Born in doubles, winning twice at MT Invitational, including an 8-2 victory over South Alabama (Babej-Kepka), before falling in finals to teammates Brandon Allan and Kai Schledorn ... Won pair of three-setters before falling in another three-setter in Round of 16 in singles at Southern Intercollegiates ... Lost in first round in doubles at Southern Intercollegiates to 14th-ranked Auburn (Zoltan Pelva-Schweizer) ... Won once in qualifying singles for All-American Championships before losing to 120th-ranked Luke Shields (Boise State) ... Had two wins in prequalifying and one win in qualifying for All-American in doubles before losing to 23rd-ranked Pepperdine (Doerner-Rico) in Round of 32 ... Won twice in singles at Region III Championships, including a straight-set triumph over 32nd-ranked Jacobo Hernandez (Tulane) before falling to 35th-ranked Scott Brown (Vanderbilt) ... Picked up one doubles win at Region III before dropping 9-8 decision to 49th-ranked Florida (Holmia-Oullette) ... Defeated three straight ranked opponents at UT Fall Invitational in singles, including 99th-ranked Ockie Oosthuizen (Tennessee), No. 62 Matt Lockin (Vanderbilt) and 119th-rated Nate Emge (Kentucky) ... Also swept all three doubles tilts at UT. Spring: Earned All-Sun Belt honors in both singles and doubles, posting 15-7 dual match singles record and 19-3 dual match doubles mark ... Played all but two matches at No. 1 in the lineup, winning seven of 10 three-set outings ... Ranked as high as No. 55 in singles on March 8 and ended year ranked No. 100 ... Put together pair of four-match winning streaks, defeating Georgia Tech's 25th-ranked Jose Muguruza to start the first one in February ... Won both decisions at Sun Belt Championships and dropped a straight-set decision to Auburn's 38th-ranked Gabor Zoltan Pelva in NCAA Team Championships ... Teamed with Marco Born in doubles, ranking as high as 18th nationally on March 8 and April 5, posting 10-2 mark at No. 1 and 9-1 record at No. 2 in the lineup ... Duo won first 15 dual matches of the spring, including triumphs over No. 21 Virginia Tech (Rod-Puranen) and 15th-ranked Mississippi State (Carvalho-Carlos-Pinto) ... Also defeated No. 38 Tulane (Koch-Sottocorno) and dropped a 9-8 (6) decision to 16th-ranked Auburn (Schweizer-Zoltan Pelva) at NCAA Team Championships ... Tandem won in three sets over No. 4 Ohio State (Green-Wilson) in first round of NCAA Doubles Championships before falling in second round to 47th-ranked Brown (Charm-Shamasdin) ... Ended the year ranked 33rd in doubles.

2003-04 (Freshman)
Fall: Posted five victories in nine matches, including a four-match winning streak ... Won all three decisions at Seminole Classic and first match in prequalifying for All-American Championships ... Picked up eight doubles victories, all with junior Rishan Kuruppu ... Won all four matches to win Flight One at MT Invitational ... Tallied two wins at Seminole Classic and one each at Region III Championships and Beau Holton Memorial Invitational. Spring: Posted 17-15 overall singles mark, including 11-11 in dual matches, playing mostly at the top two positions in the lineup ... Went 7-3 at Nos. 2 and 3 in the lineup and 4-8 at top spot ... Posted 6-4 mark in three-set matches and 3-7 record against ranked opponents ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in singles ... Recorded wins early in the season over Louisville's Jhonny Berrido and Georgia Tech's Jose Muguruza (both in three sets) and over Alabama's 60th-ranked Stephen Mitchell ... Played eight of 10 matches from February 20-March 25 versus ranked opponents, with wins over Mitchell and No. 96 Paul Ciorascu of Ole Miss ... Won three straight three-setters in April, including over 24th-ranked Chad Harris of Vanderbilt ... Dropped a three-set decision to No. 13 Michael Kogan of Tulane ... Entered national singles rankings on April 6 at No. 120 and reached as high at 82nd on April 20 ... Posted 21-10 overall doubles record, including 13-6 in dual matches ... Went 8-5 with Rishan Kuruppu, recording wins in first three matches of spring and also had four-match winning streak, playing all but one match at No. 3 ... Played final six doubles tilts with Aidan Fitzgerald and enjoyed a five-match winning streak, including pair of wins at Sun Belt Championships.

Personal: Andreas Dan Siljestrom ... Son of Anders and Dana Siljestrom ... Born July 21, 1981 ... Majoring in Economics ... Ranked in Top 12 in juniors in Sweden throughout career ... Posted wins over Top 500 world ranked players before enrolling at Middle Tennessee.