Feb. 4, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team took on Detroit Mercy Saturday morning at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in their first of two matches on the day. The No. 53 Spartans topped the Titans, 6-1 with strong performances in both doubles and singles play only dropping two total matches throughout the competition.
In doubles play the Spartans battled back to pick up the point after winning two of the three matchups. Despite losing the first match on court one MSU won back-to-back matches as Gijs Linders and Will Davis defeated Latosinsky and Stabley 8-5 on court two followed by a victory on court three as Doug Zade and Harry Jadun defeated Nunez and Joshi, 8-6.
The Spartans continued their strong performance into singles play winning a dominate five matches. Drew Lied picked up the first win on court three with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Basha. Mat Nelson then defeated Nunez on court six 6-3, 6-0 followed by a win for Gijs Linders on court four with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Streeter.
MSU continued its winning ways with Aaron Pfister back in the top spot on court one. Pfister seemed to feel right back at home after recovering from a previous injury, picking up the easy 6-3, 6-0 over Latosinky. On court two Austin Brooks held off Tolomei in the second set to win, 6-2, 6-4. The Spartans dropped the last match of the day on court five as Will Davis was defeated in a second-set tiebreaker by Serrano 6-4, 4-6, 7-10.
MSU finishes up their doubleheader tonight at 6 p.m. at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility when they take on Toledo.
1. Mike Basha/Chris Cheung (UDM) def. Denis Bogatov/Mat Nelson (MSU) 8-3
2. Gijs Linders/Will Davis (MSU) def. Alex Latosinsky/David Stabley (UDM) 8-5
3. Doug Zade/Harry Jadun (MSU) def. Pablo Nunez/JayJoshi (UDM) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Aaron Pfister (MSU) def. Alex Latosinsky (UDM) 6-3, 6-0
2. Austin Brooks (MSU) def. Nick Tolomei 6-2, 6-4
3. Drew Lied (MSU) def. Mike Basha (UDM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Gijs Linders (MSU) def. David Streeter (UDM) 6-1, 6-3
5. Cesar Escobar Serrano (UDM) def. Will Davis 4-6, 6-4, 10-7
6. Mat Nelson (MSU) def. Pablo Nunez (UDM) 6-3, 6-0
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 4, 1, 2, 5