Middle Tennessee State Defeats Men's Tennis 4-2

April 05, 2004
By ODU Athletics

April 5, 2004

MURFREESBORO, TN -- The Old Dominion men's tennis fell to 10-7 overall with a 4-2 loss to #74 Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center. The Monarchs got wins from #18 Izak van der Merwe and Henrique Cancado in singles play.

In doubles action, the No. 1 doubles team of Izak van der Merwe and Nate Grover upset 27th-ranked Brandon All and Kai Schledorn with a 8-6 victory. Middle Tennessee went on to capture the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.

In singles, Old Dominion earned wins at No. 1 and No. 5 singles. No. 18 Izak van der Merwe played his way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kirk Jackson, while Henrique Cancado defeated Rishan Kuruppu, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.

The Monarch men's tennis team returns to action on Saturday when they host William & Mary.

#74 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 4, #57 OLD DOMINION 2

DOUBLES:
1. van der Merwe-Nathaniel Grover (ODU) def. Brandon Allan-Schledorn (MT), 8-6
2. Short-Jackson (MT) def. Milos-Oskarsson (ODU), 9-7
3. Siljestrom-Aidan Fitzgerald (MT) def. Csanadi-Mello (ODU), 8-3

SINGLES:
1. (18) Izak van der Merwe (ODU) def. Kirk Jackson (MT), 6-4, 6-2
2. Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. Zoltan Csanadi (ODU), 0-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4
3. Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Calin Milos (ODU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Trevor Short (MT) def. Adriano Mello (ODU), 6-4, 7-6 (3)
5. Henrique Cancado (ODU) def. Rishan Kuruppu (MT), 6-0, 6-3
6. Anant Sitaram (MT) vs. Niklas Oskarsson (ODU), DNF

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