Jan. 19, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team lost in its first match of the weekend on Friday, as they fell to the 33rd ranked Memphis Tigers by a score of 6-1. The lone victory for the Spartans came at the No. 4 singles position, where freshman JP Mullane earned a victory over No. 70 ranked Johnny Grimal, 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles play, juniors Aaron Pfister and Drew Lied fell in the No. 1 position 8-3 to Connor Glennon and Cedric DeZutter. Mullane and sophomore Doug Zade fell in the No. 3 position to David O'Hare and Lukas Vrnak, 8-2. The doubles match featuring sophomores Gijs Linders and Harry Jadun in the No. 2 went unfinished.
Despite taking an early lead, Pfister fell in the No. 1 singles position 4-6, 7-6, 10-5. Joe Salisbury, the 64th ranked singles player defeated Lied at the No. 2 position 6-4, 6-4. Vrnak defeated Linders in the No. 3 slot 6-3, 6-3.
Rounding out the singles lineup was Jadun and senior Will Davis. Jadun fell in the No. 6 position to David O'Hare 6-0, 6-3, while Davis was topped at No. 5 by David O'Leary, 6-0, 6-3.
MSU returns to action on Sunday, when they face No. 37 Vanderbilt at 12 p.m.