Sept. 25, 2004
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tennessee men's tennis players Ockie Oosthuizen and Ben Rogers opened day two of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in grand fashion Saturday by winning twice to advance to the quarterfinals of the Division I doubles draw.
In first-round action at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex, Oosthuizen and Rogers defeated College of Charleston's Timo Siebert and Bastian Moldhenke 9-7. In the round of 32, the Vols sophomores beat Auburn's Gabor Zoltan Pelva and Alex Schweizer 8-6. The Vols will play their quarterfinal match Sunday at 9 a.m. against Mississippi State upperclassmen Luiz Carvalho and Jose-Carlos Pinto, the No. 4-seeded team in Division I doubles.
In Division II doubles play the pairs of Kiril Tcherveniachki and David Baxendine and Matt Berry and Rawl Martin both won their first round matches. Tcherveniachki and Baxendine defeated College of Charleston's Phillipp Koller and Jimmy Petit 8-4. Berry and Martin knocked off Winthrop's Alejandro Portugal and Thiago Barbosa 8-6. But both Vols combos lost in the second round. Tcherveniachki and Baxendine fell to Florida's Nestor Briceno and Jordan Dolberg 8-3, and Berry and Martin lost to Georgia Tech's Scott Blackmon and David North 8-5.
In singles action, Berry advanced to the quarterfinals in the consolation bracket of Division II with a victory over Lander's Henrik Erlandsson 6-2, 6-2. The UT sophomore will play his quarterfinal match Sunday morning at 9 a.m. against Vanderbilt freshmen Evan Dufuax.
In Division II singles play, Baxendine lost his third round match to MTSU senior Anant Sitaram 6-2, 6-3.
And in Division III singles action, Johnny Thornton lost his second-round match to Alabama freshman Taylor Striplin 6-3, 6-3.
Southern Intercollegiate Championships - Sat., Sept. 25
Division II Singles - Round of 16
Anant Sitaram (MTSU) def. David Baxendine (UT), 6-2, 6-3
Division II Singles - Consolation Quarterfinals
Matt Berry (UT) def. Henrik Erlandsson (Lander), 6-2, 6-2
Division III Singles - Round of 16
Taylor Striplin (Bama) def. Johnny Thornton (UT), 6-3, 6-3
Division I Doubles - Round of 32
Oosthuizen/Rogers (UT) def. Moldhenke/Siebert (CofC), 9-7
Division I Doubles - Round of 16
Oosthuizen/Rogers (UT) def. Pelva/Schweizer (Auburn), 8-6
Division II Doubles - Round of 32
Berry/Martin (UT) def. Barbosa/Portugal (Winthrop), 8-6
Baxendine/Tcherveniachki (UT) def. Koller/Petit (CofC), 8-4
Division II Doubles - Round of 16
North/Blackmon (Ga Tech) def. Berry/Martin (UT), 8-5
Briceno/Dolberg (Florida) def. Baxendine/Tcherveniachki (UT), 8-3