Men's Tennis Finishes Weekend at ITA Midwest Regionals
Four Spartans appear in the main draw.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Michigan State men’s tennis concluded competition at ITA Midwest Regional Championships hosted by Michigan at the Varsity Tennis Center. Four Spartans made appearances in the main draw of singles play, the most since 2014.
“Tough tournament for the Spartans. It was great to have Alex Kim and Michael Dube earn their way to the main draw through qualifying but unfortunately, we lost some close matches and weren’t able to capitalize on this weekend’s opportunities in the main draw,” Michigan State head coach Gene Orlando said. “Back to work and prepare for Big Ten Indoors this weekend.”
- Junior Alex Kim, senior Michael Dube and freshman Davis Wong went 2-0 in the singles qualifying draw.
- Kim defeated Robert Krill (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-4 and Fran Tonejc (DePaul) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
- Dube won against Felix Savard (Chicago State) 6-2, 6-3 and Nick Marino (Valpo) 6-1, 6-3.
- Wong took down Greg Anderson (MU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(1) and Lenhard Haupt (WMU) 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2.
- Freshman Josh Mukherjee fell in the first round to Kweisi Kenyatte (Valpo) 4-6, 6-0, 7-5.
- Junior Billy Shisler dropped to Nathan Griffin (ND) 7-6, 6-3.
- Junior Ivan Rakic was downed by Luke Phillips (CSU) 6-3, 6-4.
- Freshman John Carlin fell to Andreas Boers (ISU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
- Kim and Dube won their remaining qualifying draw match to advance to the main draw.
- In doubles play, seniors Brett Forman and Jasper Koenen defeated Mackenzie and Krill from Wisconsin, 8-4. The pair fell in the next round to Ciamarra and Gamble of Notre Dame, 8-6.
- Dube and freshman Jack Winkler fell to Gardner/Kenyatte of Valpo, 8-5.
- Kim and Wong were downed by Schalet/Tischman of UM, 8-1.
- Mukherjee and Shisler fell to Galoustian/O’Meara from DePaul, 8-7(4).
- Carlin and Rakic dropped to Carranza and Dodridge of Wisconsin, 8-3.
- In the first round of the main draw, Koenen fell to Reist (OSU) 6-0, 7-5.
- Dube dropped to Ephron (NU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
- Kim was downed by Chakravarth (ILL) 6-2, 6-3.
- Forman fell to Kissell (Valpo) 6-2, 7-6(2).
- In qualifying consolation, Shisler topped Nanni (UIC), 6-3 6-2.
- Winkler fell to Ortega (NIU) 6-1, 6-1.
- Carlin dropped to Krill (Wisconsin) 6-4, 6-2.
- For main draw consolation, Stary (NU) defeated Koenen 6-2, 6-3.
- Kim was defeated by Siimar (UM) 6-3, 6-2.
- Forman fell to Crocker (UM) 6-2, 6-3.