Oct. 5, 1997
Michigan State's Trey Eubanks Wins Tennis Invitational
East Lansing, Mich.-- Junior Trey Eubanks of the Michigan State men's tennis team began captured the singles championship at the Ball State Men's Fall Tennis Invitational in Muncie, Ind. The tournament was held from Friday to Sunday, and it consisted of three flights of singles with draws of 32 apiece and three flights of doubles with draws of 16 each.
Eubanks defeated Indiana State's Peter Magnusson in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, to take the singles iAi flight championship. Eubanks, who is the Spartans number one singles player, won five matches to take the title. Eubanks also teamed with junior Chris Struck in the "A" flight doubles, but the duo was eliminated in the first round of doubles competition.
The Spartans also got strong performances from other players. Senior Ben Hetzler and sophomore Ken Kigongo teamed to take the "B" flight consolation doubles title. Hetzler and Kigongo defeated David Gaterell and Thaddeus Reed of Cincinnati by default. Senior Ben Hetzler and Chris Struck both won their opening round matches in the iAi flight singles competition, but neither advanced past the second round. Sophomore Ivica Primorac advanced to the quarterfinals in "A" singles with a three set victory, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2, over Michael Mather from the University of Louisville. He then faced eventual finalist Peter Magnusson and lost in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
The Spartans next travel to Austin, Texas, for the All-American Tournament from October 10-19, and then it is on to Champaign, Ill., for the ITA Rolex Championships October 31- November 1.
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