MSU Ends Competition at All-American Championships
AUSTIN, Tex.-- After a tough week of singles competition, the Michigan State men's tennis team faced doubles competition at the Reebok/ITA All-American Championships in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. The Spartan doubles team consisting of juniors Chris Struck and Trey Eubanks qualified for the main draw after the pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds.
Hoping to salvage a disappointing week of singles team competition, Eubanks and Struck were defeated by David McNamara and Julius Roberts of Middle Tennessee State University, 7-5, 6-4. McNamara and Roberts went on to take the doubles championship for the entire tournament.
The duo then entered the doubles competition consolation draw, but once again came up short to an eventual finalist. This time Shane Stone and Efe Ustundag from Rice University beat Eubanks and Struck, 7-6(6), 7-5.
The Spartan men's tennis team faces their next competition at the Rolex Regionals in Champaign, Ill., from October 31 to November 3.
RESULTS PRE-QUALIFYING RESULT/ROUND OPPONENT/SCHOOL Francisco Trinidad Lost/1st Alex Ayear/ Tyler J.C. Ben Hetzler Lost/ 1st /New Mexico State Mark Jacobson Won/ 1st Eduardo Rivera/ Tennessee Tech Won/ 2nd Ryuji Araki/ Boise State Lost/3rd Adrian Barnes/ California Ken Kigongo Won/ 1st Mike Dextas/West Virginia Lost/ 2nd Guillerno Carter/ Oregon Mark Findling Lost/ 1st Vishal Gupta/ Tulsa Chris Struck Won/ 1st Kenny Powell/ Kansas Lost/ 2nd Weylo Chang/ Alabama Ivica Primorac Won/ 1st Trevor Chalagen/ Won/2nd Greydon Oliver/Alabama Lost/3rd Carlos Tori/Texas A&M PRE-QUALIFYING (DOUBLES) RESULT/ROUND OPPONENT/SCHOOL Hetzler/Kigongo Bye/1st Lost/2nd Trace Fielding, Matt Walsh/TCU Primorac/Trinidad Won/ 2nd /Wichita State Won/3rd Alex Lopez, Dean Porofat/South West Texas Findling/Jacobson Lost/1st /Miss. State MAIN DRAW (SINGLES) RESULT/ROUND OPPONENT/SCHOOL Trey Eubanks Lost/1st Bobby Hrdina/San Diego St. MAIN DRAW (DOUBLES) RESULT/ROUND OPPONENTS/SCHOOL Eubanks/Struck Lost/1st David McNamara, Julius Roberts/Middle Tennessee State DOUBLES CONSOLATION RESULT/ROUND OPPONENTS/SCHOOL Eubanks/Struck Lost/1st Shane Stone, Efe Ustundag/Rice