March 10, 2006
FRESNO, Calif. - The No. 23 University of San Diego men's tennis team dropped their match to Middle Tennessee State Friday by a score of 4-2. San Diego is now 7-3 on the season while the Blue Raiders improve to 8-5.
The match was decided by singles due to inclement weather conditions. At the No. 1 spot, Pierrick Ysern, who ranks in at No. 45 in the nation, lost his first singles match of the season to 47th-ranked Andreas Siljestrom by scores of 5-7, 6-3, and 7-6. Thomas Liversage lost at the No. 2 spot to Marco Born of the Blue Raiders (6-3, 6-3) and Oscar Plotnik dropped his match 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Kai Schledorn at the No. 3 spot.
USD freshman Ryo Sekiguchi defeated Greg Pollack 6-4, 6-3 in No. 5 singles to clinch one of the Torero's two victories. Jonas Mouly claimed the other San Diego victory with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to Rishan Kuruppu.
The Toreros take on the Fresno Bulldogs Saturday in a 12:00 p.m. match.
#38 Middle Tennessee 4, #23 San Diego 2
No doubles were played due to inclement weather.
1. (47) Andreas Siljestrom (MT) def. (45) Pierrick Ysern (USD), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5)
2. Marco Born (MT) def. Thomas Liversage (USD), 6-3, 6-2
3. Kai Schledorn (MT) def. Oscar Plotnik (USD), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Brandon Allan (MT) def. Mirza Koristovic (USD), 6-1, 6-2
5. Ryo Sekiguchi (USD) def. Greg Pollack (MT), 6-3, 6-4
6. Jonas Mouly (USD) def. Rishan Kuruppu (MT), 6-3, 2-6, 7-5