No. 44 Men's Tennis Edged by Purdue, 4-3.
March 27, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team dropped its second conference match of the weekend today (March 27), falling to the No. 67 Boilermakers of Purdue, 4-3. The Spartans started off strong by winning the doubles point, but were only able to win two matches in singles play. No. 44 MSU is now 13-4 on the season and 0-3 in conference play.
Seniors Jason Norville and John Stratton earned a victory in the No. 1 doubles spot by defeating Krisztian Krocsko and Eric Ramos, 8-6, while senior Clark Richardson and junior Mat Nelson defeated Szymon Tatarcyzk and JansFrans Engelbrecht, 8-6, in the No. 3 spot to secure the doubles point for the Spartans. In the No. 2 spot, junior Ron Hulewicz and freshman Aaron Pfister fell to Aaron Dujovne and Pawel Poziomski, 9-8 (7-5).
Pfister redeemed his doubles loss by earning one of two Spartan victories in singles play, defeating Ramos, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 4 slot to remain undefeated in singles dual matches. Sophomore Denis Bogatov earned the second victory at No. 2, defeating Krocsko, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
Hulewicz represented the Spartans at the No. 1 position, falling to Tatarcyzk, 6-4, 6-1, while Stratton was defeated in the No. 3 slot by Kovacs, 6-3, 6-3. Freshman Drew Lied lost in the No. 5 position, 6-2, 6-1, to Dujovne, and Norville fell, 7-6 (7-0), 6-3, to Poziomski in the No. 6 slot.
The Spartans return home next weekend for two more conference matches, as they host Minnesota on Saturday, April 2 at 12 p.m., and Wisconsin on Sunday, April 3 at 12 p.m. Both matches will be held at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
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