Sept. 23, 2006

Tennessee men's tennis players Davey Sandgren and Kiril Tcherveniachki won four doubles matches Saturday to win the doubles title in Flight A2 at the Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational.

Rain forced tournament officials to delay the start of play by an hour-and-a-half and just before 10 a.m., another hard shower took the schedule indoors for the entire day. All rounds of doubles were played at the Racquet Club of Murfreesboro.

Sandgren and Tcherveniachki defeated Memphis's Charlie Ramsay and Jimmy Khougassian 8-4 in the championship match. The UT duo took care of Mississippi State's Ryan Farlow and Philippe Frayssinoux in the first round, 8-6. In the semifinals, the UT pair dispatched of ETSU's Alex Ahlgren and Enrique Olivares 8-6.

Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel won their first two matches in doubles play but fell to Middle Tennessee's Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom, No. 3 in ITA's doubles rankings, 8-5 in the semifinals. Chris Racz and Ben Rogers dropped their only doubles match to Ole Miss's Jakob Klaeson and Chris Rea 8-3. Klaeson and Rea would go on to win the Flight defeating the Blue Raider's Born and Siljestrom in the finals.

At the Steve Baras Fall Classic in Chattanooga, both Derek Stephens and Johnny Thornton won to advance to the semifinals. Stephens won his quarterfinal match over Mercer's Tobias Ohrstrom 6-1, 6-1 in the "A" singles draw. Thornton defeated Daniel Carrillo of Lipscomb 6-2, 6-2 in the "B" singles draw. Stephens and Thornton teamed up to defeat Chris Duke and Scott Robertson of Jacksonvile State 8-5 in "A" doubles. The UT pair fell to UAB's Tim Bauer and Johannes Spangenberg 8-4 in the quarterfinals.

Middle Tennessee Fall Invitational - Saturday, Sept. 23
Flight A1 Doubles - Round of 16
Cameron/Hensel (UT) def. Engler/Walsh (BSC) 8-2
Klaeson/Rea (UM) def. Racz/Rogers (UT) 8-3
Flight A1 Doubles - Quarterfinals
Cameron/Hensel (UT) def. Doerr/Necajevs (MSU) 8-3
Flight A1 Doubles - Semifinals
No. 3 Born/Siljestrom (MT) def. Cameron/Hensel (UT) 8-5
Flight A2 Doubles - Round of 16
Sandgren/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Farlow/Frayssinoux (MSU) 8-6
Flight A2 Doubles - Quarterfinals
Sandgren/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Bishop/Lilja (AASU) 8-5
Flight A2 Doubles - Semifinals
Sandgren/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Ahlgren/Olivares (ETSU) 8-6
Flight A2 Doubles - Finals
Sandgren/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Khougassan/Ramsay (MEM) 8-4
Steve Baras Fall Classic - Saturday, Sept. 23
Men's "A" Singles - Quarterfinals
Derek Stephens (UT) def. Tobias Ohrstrom (MER) 6-1, 6-1
Men's "B" Singles - Quarterfinals
Johnny Thornton (UT) def. Daniel Carrillo (LU) 6-2, 6-2
Men's "A" Doubles - Round of 16
Stephens/Thornton (UT) def. Duke/Robertson (JSU) 8-5
Men's "A" Doubles - Quarterfinals
Bauer/Spangenberg (UAB) def. Stephens/Thornton (UT) 8-4





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