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Men's Tennis Defeats Western Michigan

Feb. 21, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich.- The Michigan State men's tennis team won its second dual match in less than eight hours when it defeated the Western Michigan Broncos with a score of 6-1 on Saturday, Feb. 21. Earlier in the day the Spartans defeated the Falcons of Bowling Green, 7-0. MSU improved its record to 7-1 overall (0-0 Big Ten).

MSU won five out of the six singles matches, with junior captain Trey Eubanks lead the way for the Spartans, extending his winning streak to six straight victories with a win over Bronco Ondrej Holik, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1. At the No. 2 position, MSU junior Chris Struck defeated Kevin Reed, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

MSU sophomore Ivica Primorac was victorious at the No. 3 position, defeating WSU's Steve Pillon, 6-3, 7-6. At the No. 4 position MSU senior Ben Hetzler defeated Ryan Tomlinson, 6-2, 6-1, while Spartan junior Mark Jacobson was victorious at the No. 6 position, 7-5, 7-6, over Kyle Gernhofer.

The Spartans finished up strong by taking the doubles point with victories in two out of the three matches. The MSU duo of Kigongo and Struck defeated WSU's Barend Rutten and Holik, 8-3, at No. 1. At the No. 2 position the MSU combination of Eubanks and Hetzler defeated Pillon and Tomlinson, 9-7.

The Spartans will return to action when they travel to Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 4, at 3:30 p.m.



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