Feb. 11, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team continued its perfect 2011 season, taking down the Golden Eagles of Marquette, 6-1 in its first of two matches this weekend. The Spartans earned the doubles point by taking all three matches, and only fell in one singles match.
Seniors Jason Norville and John Stratton led the way for MSU in doubles, earning an 8-6 victory in the No. 1 spot over Schwern and Munoz. Freshman Drew Lied and sophomore Denis Bogatov earned a narrow 8-7 (4) victory in the No. 2 spot over Crowley and Mamalat, while freshman Aaron Pfister and senior Austin Brooks defeated Perim and Troude, 8-2.
The Spartans' only loss in singles play came at No. 1 where Bogatov fell in his first match of the season to Crowley, losing 0-6, 6-4, 3-6. Junior Ronnie Hulewicz and Brooks both earned comeback victories, as Brooks took down Munoz in the No. 3 spot, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, and Hulewicz earned a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-7 victory in the No. 2 spot against Mamalat. The Spartans enjoyed impressive play from their freshmen as Lied took down Perim, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6 singles and Pfister defeated Collins in the No. 4 position, 6-3, 6-0. Stratton earned a 6-2, 7-6 (2) victory for MSU in the No. 4 spot against Schwern.
The Spartans continue action tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 12, when they face No. 25 Notre Dame at 6 p.m. at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.