Feb. 15, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 48 Michigan State men's tennis team fell in their first match of the weekend to the 30th ranked Rams of Virginia Commonwealth, 5-0. The Spartans are now 4-5 on the season and will conclude the weekend on Sunday when the face the Hokies of Virginia Tech.
VCU sealed the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 3 doubles positions. Heugas and McCloskey defeated juniors Drew Lied and Aaron Pfister 8-6 in the No. 1 spot, while senior Denis Bogatov and freshman JP Mullane fell to Vazquez and Argente in the No. 3 slot by the same score. Sophomores Harry Jadun and Gijs Linders earned a narrow victory over Wennakoski and Voscek, 9-7 at No. 2.
It was all VCU in singles play, where the Rams were able to take the first four matches to seal the victory. Pfister fell to Heugas in the No. 1 slot 7-6, 6-3, while Wennakoski defeated Lied 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 2 position.
In the No. 3 slot, Linders fell to Goransson 6-2, 6-4, and Mullane fell to Argente at No. 4 6-1, 6-1. Bogatov and senior Will Davis competed in the No. 5 and 6 slots respectively, but did not finish their matches.
The Spartans will continue action on Sunday when they head to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech at noon.