MONDAY, MARCH 08, 2004
Men's Tennis defeats Appalachian State, 4-3

March 8, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU men's tennis team won 3-of-6 singles matches and captured the double point to earn its fifth win of the season defeating Appalachian State, 4-3, after Neil Sehgal (Cincinnati, Ohio) won over Steve Mantzouns at No. 5 singles (3-6, 6-3, 6-2), Monday afternoon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Complex.

JU (5-6) sophomore Martin Hehensteiger (Schechen, Germany) won at No. 1 singles in two sets defeating Dimitrer Dimitrov, 6-0, 6-4. Junior Ben Birkmann (Bremen, Germany) won at No. 2 singles over Alex Probst, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Peter Wietrak (Bensalem, Pa.) fell to Ben Shuster at No. 3 singles, 3-0, def., while junior Christoph Mueller (Waldsassen, Germany) lost at No. 4 singles to Andrew Waters, 6-7, 5-0 def. Freshman Brian Garfield (Los Gatos, Ca.) also fell at No. 6 singles to Jason Nius, 6-3, 6-1.

Birkmann and Mueller earned the win in No. 1 doubles over Dimtrov and Shuster, 8-1. Hehensteiger and Sehgal combined to defeat Probst and Waters at No. 2 doubles, 8-3.

JU will play UT-Chattanooga on Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexander Brest Tennis Complex.

Jacksonville 7, Gardner-Webb 0

SINGLES: No. 1 Martin Hehensteiger (JU) def. Dimitrer Dimitrov (ASU) 6-0, 6-4 No. 2 Ben Birkmann (JU) def. Alex Probst (ASU) 6-3, 6-0 No. 3 Ben Shuster (ASU) def. Peter Wietrak (JU) 3-0 def. No. 4 Andrew Waters (ASU) def. Christoph Mueller (JU) 6-7, 5-0 def. No. 5 Neil Sehgal (JU) def. Steve Mantzouns (ASU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 No. 6 Jason Nius (ASU) def. Brian Garfield (JU) 6-3, 6-1

DOUBLES: No. 1 Birkmann/Mueller (JU) def. Dimitrov/Shuster (ASU) 8-1 No. 2 Hehensteiger/Sehgal (JU) def. Pronst/Waters (ASU) 8-3 No. 3 Nius/Stapleton (ASU) def. Rojas/Wietrak (JU) 7-6