MONDAY, MARCH 08, 2004
Men's Tennis loses to UPenn, 3-4

March 7, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU men's tennis team won 2-of-6 singles matches and captured the double point while losing the battle against UPenn, 3-4, Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Complex.

JU (4-6) sophomore Martin Hehensteiger (Schechen, Germany) won at No. 1 singles in two sets defeating David Lynn, 6-1, 6-3, while junior Christoph Mueller (Waldsassen, Germany) won at No. 3 sinlges over Craig Rubin, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5. Junior Ben Birkmann (Bremen, Germany) lost to Mikhail Bekker in No. 2 singles (6-4, 6-3) along with junior Andres Rojas (Guatemala City, Guatemala) losing to Justin Launer at No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-0). Freshman Neil Sehgal (Cincinnati, Ohio) fell to Todd Lecher at No. 5 singles (6-4, 6-2), while Brian Garfield (Los Gatos, Ca.) lost to Jimmy Fairbanks at No. 6 singles (7-5, 6-4).

JU earned the double point when Birkmann and Mueller combined to win in No. 1 doubles over Pu and Launer, 8-3, while Rojas and Garfield took No. 3 doubles defeating Rubin and Fairbanks, 8-6.

Jacksonville 3, UPenn 4

SINGLES: No. 1 Martin Hehensteiger (JU) def. David Lynn (UPenn) 6-1, 6-3 No. 2 Mikhail Bekker (UPenn) def. Ben Birkmann (JU) 6-4, 6-3 No. 3 Christoph Mueller (JU) def. Craig Rubin (UPenn) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 No. 4 Justin Launer (UPenn) def. Andres Rojas (JU) 6-2, 6-0 No. 5 Todd Lecher (UPenn) def. Neil Sehgal (JU) 6-4, 6-2 No. 6 Jimmy Fairbanks (UPenn) def. Brian Garfield (JU) 7-5, 6-4

DOUBLES: No. 1 Birkmann/Mueller (JU) def. Pu/Launer (UPenn) 8-3 No. 2 Lynn/Bekker def. Hehensteiger/Sehgal (JU) 8-6 No. 3 Rojas/Wietrak (JU) def. Rubin/Fairbanks (UPenn) 8-6