Oct. 5, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's tennis completed the first day of the Tom Fallon Invitational today in South Bend, Ind. The Spartans competed against Michigan and Northern Illinois in singles matches before inclement weather cut the action short.
MSU lost five singles matches to Michigan and a pair to Northern Illinois.
"It was a tough day for the Spartans," head coach Gene Orlando said. "Despite the losses we are improving and look forward to competing tomorrow."
Denis Bogatov fell to Alex Petrone of Michigan, 6-3 and 6-1. John Patrick Mullane lost to Mike Zhu, 7-5 and 6-3. Harry Judun lost his match in three to Vlad Stefan, 7-6 (3), 4-6 and 1-0. Barret Franks of Michigan beat Doug Zade, 7-5 and 6-1. Christian Roehmer dropped his match to Alex Buzzi, 6-1 and 6-1.
MSU will face Notre Dame tomorrow, followed by two rounds of doubles at the Tom Fallon Invitational.