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2002-2003 Men's Tennis Roster


Kirk Jackson

Class: JR
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180 pounds
Previous School: Brighton
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

2002-03 (Junior)
Fall
Lost to Baylor's Matias Marin at Country Club of Mobile Invitational (9/1) to start fall ... Defeated Ben Stapp of Memphis and Auburn's Andre Boz before falling in quarterfinals at MT Invitational (9/20) ... Won 6-1, 6-1 over Coppin State's Reshard Kellici in prequalifying at All-American Championships (10/4) before falling in second round ... Defeated Michael Chkroun of New Orleans and Tulane's Hannu Piirionen before falling in semifinals at Tulane Invitational (10/19) ... Won three straight matches at Region III Championships (10/25), including wins over Kentucky's 65th-ranked Evan Austin, Jerome LeBelicard of Mississippi State and Florida's Matt Behrmann before falling in Round of 16 ... Won only doubles match with partner Daniel Klemetz at MT Invitational ... Defeated Indiana State's Henry Choi and Daliber Mihajlovic in prequalifying at All-American Championships to get into main draw ... Dropped Ryan Haymond and Alastair Jenkins of Texas in first round and California's 11th-ranked Robert Kowalczyk and Balazs Veress in second round of main draw at All-American Championships ... Lost in quarterfinals to eventual champions Michael Calkins and Amer Delic of Illinois.

2001-02 (Sophomore)
Fall
Recorded five wins in singles, including reaching Round of 16 in Flight Two at Southern Collegiate Championships ... Won opening match at Omni Hotels Region III Championships before dropping three-set decision ... Won MT Fall Invitational doubles title with Oliver Foreman ... Reached quarterfinals with Daniel Klemetz at Omni Hotels Region III Championships.

Spring
Posted 11 wins in dual matches during spring season, 10-6 at No. 5 position ... Had pair of four-match winning streaks, topped with a victory over No. 106 Alex Krohn of Fresno State in straight sets ... Teamed with Klemetz to earn First Team All-Sun Belt honors in doubles ... Compiled 23-7 mark for academic year in doubles, including 16-4 dual match record in spring with Klemetz ... Ranked as high as 34th in doubles ... Had pair of five-match and one four-match winning streak.

2000-01(Freshman)
Fall
Won Chattanooga Fall Classic doubles title with Mark Pellerin ... Advanced to finals of flight four Southern Collegiate Championships in singles ... Second on team with eight singles wins in fall ... Finished with 3-3 mark in doubles.

Spring
Posted 14 wins in spring against just seven defeats, including one six-match winning streak and pair of four-match winning streaks ... Started spring with four straight wins ... Lost three straight before reeling off another four-match winning streak ... Had six straight wins from March 29 to April 20 ... Posted 11 wins in doubles for year, including 7-2 mark with Mark Pellerin.

High School
Attended Brighton Grammar School ... As junior in Australia, member of Victorian Pizzey Cup ... Played No. 1 for Grace Park Tennis Club ... Qualified for Junior Australian Open in 1999 ... Coached by former Blue Raider Stuart Thompson.

Personal
Kirk Francis Jackson ... Son of Francis and Wendy Jackson ... Born August 19, 1982 ... Marketing major ... Hopes to either play tennis or go into business following graduation ... Played tennis and Australian Rules Football in high school.