Men's Tennis Falls to Wisconsin, 4-0

Spartans drop fifth-place match.

May 3, 1998

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team were upset by the Badgers of Wisconsin in a consolation match on Saturday, in Champaign, Ill. Although MSU lost the competition to Wisconsin, 4-0, it has not played it final matches of the season.

The only highlight of the night was in the No. 2 doubles competition, Mark Findling and Ken Kigongo beat David Chang and John Thomsen, 8-4. In the No. 1 doubles match, Chris Struck and Trey Eubanks lost 8-4 and in the No. 3 match, Ivica Primorac and Francisco Trinidad lost a close contest, 9-7.

In the singles competition, nothing went the Spartans' way. In the No. 4 contest, Ben Hetzler lost to Jeff Malik, 6-4, 6-1. Francisco Trinidad lost to Stefan Reist in the No. 5 match, 6-3, 6-4. Mark Jacobson lost a tough contest to Adam Schumacher, who clinched the win for the Badgers, 6-3, 7-6.

Michigan State plays for seventh place in the consolation round against Indiana, today, results for the competition will follow.

Match by Match
#5 Wisconsin vs. #9 Michigan State

Singles
1. Mark Loughrin def. Trey Eubanks, 7-6, 6-4, susp.
2. John Thomsen def. Ivica Primorac, 2-6,6-4,4-1, susp.
3. David Chang def. Chris Struck, 6-3,6-7, susp.
4. Jeff Malik def. Ben Hetzler, 6-4,6-1
5. Stefan Reist def. Francisco Trinidad, 6-3,6-4
6. Adam Schumacher def. Mark Jacobson, 6-3,7-6

Doubles
1. Loughrin/Schumacher def. Struck/Eubanks, 8-4
2. Findling/Kigongo (MSU) def. Thomsen/Chang, 8-4
3. Malik/Pederson def. Primorac/Trinidad, 9-7