Men's Tennis Starts Out at Big Ten Indoors
Spartans tally 11 wins on day one.
Oct. 25, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Michigan State men's tennis team competed Friday in day one of the Big Ten Indoors hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. One round of singles and three rounds of doubles were contested at the Schwartz Tennis Center and Lafayette Sports Center. Play will resume Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
MSU completed day one by recording a 7-2 singles record and a 4-3 doubles record.
Freshman Mac Roy began the day at 8 a.m. competing against Northwestern's Alp Horoz in a wildcard match to earn a spot in the main draw. Roy defeated Horoz 7-6 (4), 6-4. In the first round of singles Roy beat Aaron Dujovne of Purdue, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Roy will play Matt Hagan of Iowa on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Senior Will Davis took down Frederik Strabo of Wisconsin, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round and will play at 9:15 a.m. Saturday against Marc Hermann of Nebraska.
Freshman Brett Forman beat Wisconsin's Alexander Kokorev 6-3, 6-4 and will match up with Iowa's Dominic Patrick in the second round at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
Junior Doug Zade won his match over Michael Sellitto of Indiana 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and will play at 12 p.m. Saturday against Purdue's Mark Kovacs.
Junior Harry Jadun beat Minnesota's Tucker Saxon 6-0, retired, and will move on to face Petr Satral of Wisconsin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Sophomore John Patrick Mullane defeated Court Clark of Nebraska 6-1, 6-2 and will play Penn State's David Kohan at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Junior Gijs Linders lost his match to Indiana's Alekzander Davila 7-6 (4), 6-4 and will play a consolation match at 12:45 p.m. Saturday against Michael Swank of Iowa.
Sophomore Paul Heeder lost to Penn State's Marc Collado Castells 6-0, 6-0 and will face Purdue's Diego Acosta at 1 p.m. Saturday in a consolation match.
In doubles, the team of Jadun and Linders advanced to the semifinals. They defeated Purdue's Acosta and Dujovne 8-4 in the first round Horoz and Alberto Zanetti of Northwestern 8-6 in the second round. In the third round they beat Jakhongir Jalalov and Oskar Wikberg of Wisconsin to advance to the semifinals. The semifinals will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Jadun and Linders will play Michigan's Shaun Bernstein and Kevin Wong. The doubles championship is set for 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
Forman and Mullane defeated Brian Alden and Joey White of Iowa 8-4 in the first round but fell to Michigan's Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks 8-7 (4) in the second round.
Roy and Zade lost their first-round match to Kokorev and Satral of Wisconsin 8-3 and also lost in their consolation match to Iowa's White and Nils Hallestrand 8-3.
Davis and Heeder lost their first-round match to Jeremy Lynn and Tucker Saxon of Minnesota 8-5 but they won their consolation match against Andres Estenssoro and Chase Tomlins of Iowa 8-7 (5). In the quarterfinals of the doubles consolation draw, Davis and Heeder lost to Andrew Dzulynsky and Vasileios Stavropoulos of Nebraska 8-3.
For results of each day's action, visit www.msuspartans.com.