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Men's Tennis Falls in Conference Opener to No. 16 Michigan, 6-1
 
 
 
Freshman Aaron Pfister earned the singles point for the Spartans, and remains perfect in singles dual matches.
 
Freshman Aaron Pfister earned the singles point for the Spartans, and remains perfect in singles dual matches.
 
 

March 20, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team suffered its second loss of the season this afternoon, falling to in-state rival Michigan, 6-1, in its conference opener. The Spartans fell in two of the doubles matches, and earned a point in singles play as freshman Aaron Pfister defeated Chris Madden in the No. 5 slot, 6-2, 6-4, to stay undefeated in dual singles matches.

MSU earned a victory in doubles play in the No. 1 spot as the senior tandem of Jason Norville and John Stratton defeated Jung and Bernstein, 9-7, to move to 7-3 in dual matches this season. Pfister and senior Austin Brooks fell to King and Buzzi at No. 2 doubles, 8-6, while senior Clark Richardson and junior Mat Nelson were defeated by Franks and Madden, 9-8 (5), in the No. 3 position.

In singles play, sophomore Denis Bogatov fell to Evan King, 6-2, 6-1, in the No. 1 spot, while junior Ronnie Hulewicz was defeated by Jason Jung, 1-6, 7-6 (6), 1-0. Brooks fell to Bernstein at No. 3, 6-3, 6-2, and Stratton was defeated in the No. 4 spot by Franks, 6-4, 7-6 (5). In the sixth position, freshman Drew Lied fell 6-3, 6-4 to Rossi.

The Spartans continue conference action next weekend when they travel to face the Hoosiers of Indiana on Friday, March 25 at 2 p.m. before traveling to West Lafayette to face Purdue on Sunday, March 27 at 12 p.m.

 

 

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