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2003-2004 Men's Tennis Roster


Kirk Jackson

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

2003-04 (Senior)
Fall: Picked up four wins in nine matches ... Won twice before falling in semifinals at MT Fall Invitational ... Played just once at Seminole Fall Classic, winning in straight sets ... Defeated Tulane's David Goulet in Round of 64 at Region III Championships before falling to ninth-ranked Jesse Witten of Kentucky ... Posted seven doubles victories, six with senior Trevor Short ... Jackson and Short alternated two wins and a loss in their nine matches, winning twice each at Seminole Fall Classic, Region III Championships and Beau Holton Memorial Invitational.

Spring: Senior who struggled for most of the year in singles due to injury but came on strong at the end of the spring season ... Posted 13-19 overall singles record, 9-14 in dual matches ... Started and ended the year playing at Nos. 1 and 2 ... Had 4-4 mark at Nos. 2 and 3 combined and 5-10 at Nos. 1 and 4 ... Lost five of first six matches, including a trio in three sets ... Defeated Alex Bucewicz of Memphis in three sets at No. 3 ... Had two straight wins over ranked opponents in April, defeating Vanderbilt's 65th-ranked Scott Brown and Tulane's No. 79 Dmitriy Koch ... Won four consecutive tilts, pair of No. 2 and two at No. 1, including first-round triumph at Sun Belt Championships ... Recorded 15-15 overall doubles record, 8-11 in dual matches ... Began spring ranked 30th nationally in doubles with Trevor Short ... Won just one of first six doubles matches, playing at No. 1 ... Posted 7-5 mark the rest of the way, playing all but one match at No. 2 ... Lost tilts to Alabama's 32nd-ranked Stephen Mitchell and Chris Gostek, as well as No. 34 Claes Lindholm and Eric Claesson of Ole Miss.

2002-03 (Junior)
Fall: Lost to Baylor's Matias Marin at Country Club of Mobile Invitational to start fall ... Defeated Ben Stapp of Memphis and Auburn's Andre Boz before falling in quarterfinals at MT Invitational ... Won 6-1, 6-1 over Coppin State's Reshard Kellici in prequalifying at All-American Championships before falling in second round ... Defeated Michael Chkroun of New Orleans and Tulane's Hannu Piirionen before falling in semifinals at Tulane Invitational ... Won three straight matches at Region III Championships, 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.

Spring: Began spring ranked 92nd in singles and 10th in doubles with Daniel Klemetz ... Played No. 1 singles in four of first five matches, as Klemetz recovered from injury ... Posted 2-2 mark at No. 1 position, with wins over Louisville's Paulo Carvalho and Oliver Zimmerman of Charleston Southern ... Played No. 2 singles the rest of the season ... Struggled through rest of season in singles, recording only six wins in 17 matches ... Went 4-5 in doubles with Klemetz, including a victory over Alabama's eighth-ranked Stephen Mitchell and Geoff Hiscox ... Posted 6-6 mark in doubles in second-half of season with Anant Sitaram.

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 Pizzy 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 ... Majoring in Finance ... Played tennis and Australian Rules Football in high school.