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DAY TWO & THREE

Men's Tennis Concludes Stint at MTSU Invitational
9/22/02
Lockin Finishes Runner-Up in Flight A1 Singles

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Several members of the Vanderbilt men's tennis concluded action at the 15th Annual Middle Tennessee State Fall Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.

Sophomore Matthew Lockin made it to the finals of the Flight A1 Singles where he fell to Gilles Lagardere of Ouachita Baptist in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Prior to the finals, he defeated Kirk Jackson of MTSU in straight-sets 6-3, 7-5 (quarterfinals) and Jhonny Berrido of Louisville in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Sophomore Scott Brown also competed in the same draw with Lockin; however, he lost to Rahim Esmail of Kentucky in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 7-6.

Finally, in Flight B Singles, junior Jens Pilgram-Larsen was defeated in three gruelling sets by Vedron Sirola of Jacksonville State, 6-7, 6-4, 10-2 (third-set tiebreaker).

The men's team returns to action on Friday, September 28, at the Kentucky Wildcats Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The tournament runs through Sunday, September 30.

DAY ONE

Men’s Tennis Competes On Day One Of MTSU Invitational 9/20/02
Commodores Pick Up Seven Wins On First Day Of Competition

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Several members of the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team kicked off their 2002-03 season on Friday afternoon at the 15th Annual Middle Tennessee State Fall Invitational at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. Of the nine singles matches Vanderbilt players competed in, the Commodores picked up seven wins.

In the Ranked Flight round-robin tournament, junior Chad Harris fell to No. 10-ranked Daniel Klemetz of MTSU 6-3, 6-2; however, the No. 38-ranked player in the country rebounded with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Ole Miss’ Paul Ciorascu. Harris will take on No. 53-ranked Cody Conley of Louisville 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sophomores Scott Brown and Matthew Lockin both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Flight A1 Singles, which will played Saturday morning at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Brown defeated Marten Tamla of Tennessee-Martin in straight-set 6-4, 6-4, and later on in the afternoon defeated Brandon Allan of MTSU, 6-2, 6-4. Brown will have a difficult match on Saturday when he takes on Rahim Esmail of Kentucky at 8:30 a.m. After receiving a bye in the first round, Lockin defeated Andre’ Edwall of Ouachita Baptists, 6-3, 6-3. Lockin goes up against Kirk Jackson of MTSU at 9:30 a.m. Junior Zach Dailey went 1-1 on the afternoon in Flight A1, as he defeated Danny Norman of Lipscomb 6-0, 6-4, but then fell to Jhonny Berrido of Louisville in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-2.

In Flight B Singles, junior Jens Pilgram-Larsen easily defeated his two opponents. In his first round match, he defeated Ryan Turham of Western Kentucky 6-3, 6-2, and then followed that win up with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Will Chappell of Tennesse Tech. Larsen will take on Vedron Sirola of Jacksonville State at 10 a.m. Saturday.

 







 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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