FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2004
Men's Tennis defeats Georgia Southern, 6-1

Feb. 13, 2004

STATESBORO, Ga. - The JU men's tennis team won 5-of-6 singles matches and captured the double point to earn its first win of the season ending Georgia Southern's three-match winning streak, 6-1, Friday afternoon at the GSU Hanner Courts.

JU (1-3) sophomore Martin Hehensteiger (Schechen, Germany) won at No. 1 singles in two sets defeating Doruk Baglan, 6-3, 7-6 (7), while freshman Neil Sehgal (Cincinnati, Ohio) who took the No. 6 singles match defeated Will Moseley, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Junior Ben Birkmann (Bremen, Germany) won at No. 2 singles over Danie van den Heever. Also taking singles matches were freshman Peter Wietrak (Bensalem, Pa.) over Tom Green at No. 3 (6-4, 5-7, 6-4) and junior Christoph Mueller (Waldsassen, Germany) beat Lasha Janashia at No. 4 (4-6, 6-1, 7-6). Georgia Southern (3-5) took its lone point in the No. 5 singles match where Charles-Henri Trottet defeated Andres Rojas, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Hehensteiger and Seghal combined to defeat Dubienski and Baglan at No. 2 doubles, 8-6, while Rojas and Wietrak took No. 3 doubles defeating Green and Knorr, 8-6.

JU will play Savannah State on Saturday, Feb. 14 at noon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Complex.

Jacksonville 6, Georgia Southern 1

SINGLES:

No. 1 Martin Hehensteiger (JU) def. Doruk Baglan (GSU) 6-3, 7-6 (7) No. 2 Ben Birkmann (JU) def. Danie can den Heever (GSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 No. 3 Peter Wietrak (JU) def. Tom Green (GSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 No. 4 Christoph Mueller (JU) def. Lasha Janashia (GSU) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 No. 5 Charles-Henri Trottet (GSU) def. Andres Rojas (JU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 No. 6 Neil Sehgal (JU) def. Will Moseley 7-6 (3), 6-2

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Janashia/van den Heever (GSU) def. Birkmann/Mueller (JU) 8-2 No. 2 Hehensteiger/Seghal (JU) def. Sdubienski/Baglan (GSU) 8-6 No. 3 Rojas/Wietrak (JU) def. Green/Knorr (GSU) 8-6