Jan. 26, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - No. 73 Michigan State men's tennis fell to William & Mary, 5-2, in the fifth-straight home match of the season at the MSU Indoor Tennis Courts, Thursday, January 26. The loss brings the Spartans to 4-1 overall and advances the Tribe to 1-0.
In doubles action, MSU won at No. 1 when the undefeated duo of sophomores Nick Rinks and Adam Monich battled to an 8-5 victory over Matt Rubenstein and Colin O'Brien. The win was not enough to give State the doubles point though as William & Mary collected victories at No. 2 and 3, giving the Tribe a 1-0 lead.
The Spartans earned two points in singles with victories from Rinks and freshman John Allare. Rinks knocked off Colin O'Brien, 6-2, 6-2, advancing his singles record to 5-0 this season at No. 1. At No. 4 singles, Allare pulled out a tie-breaker in the first set, 7-6 (5), and quickly won the second set, 6-2, against Matt Rubenstein. At No. 2 singles, Monich fell to Stephen Ward, 6-3, 6-3. William & Mary also earned wins at No. 3 with Alex Cojanu defeating junior Joseph McWilliams, 6-1, 6-2. No. 5 and 6 also went to the Tribe, giving them the 5-2 overall victory.
Michigan State will compete on the road for the first time this season on Saturday, January 28, when it heads to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Tennessee. The match-up begins at 3 p.m.