May 10, 2013
WACO, Texas - No. 43 Michigan State tennis fell to No. 25 Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 4-1 on Friday afternoon. The Hurricanes took the doubles point and three singles matches to seal the match. Harry Jadun defeated Lucas Vaz 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 6 singles position for the Spartans only victory.
In No. 2 doubles, JP Mullane and Drew Lied fell to Grant Ive and Tristan Jackson, 8-3. Tulsa took a 1-0 lead and earned the doubles point after Japie De Klerk and Carlos Bautista defeated Aaron Pfister and Denis Bogatov in the No. 3 spot.
Aaron Fister dropped his match in the No. 1 singles position to No. 43 Japie De Klerk. Grant Ive defeated Denis Bogatov at the No. 3 spot 6-4, 6-1.
Carlos Bautista beats Gijs Linders, 7-5, 6-2, to send Tulsa into the second round against the winner of tonight's Baylor-Prairie View A&M match.
Drew Lied and Mullane's matches went unfinished due to Tulsa clinching the match.
It marked one of the most successful seasons in MSU program history. The Spartans celebrated 100 years of MSU Tennis this year and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the team tournament began in 1972.