Men's Tennis Prepares for Saturday Doubleheader with Eastern Illinois and Dayton
March 11, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich - The Michigan State men's tennis team (9-4) will host Eastern Illinois and Dayton on Saturday, March 13, at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
Last Time Out
In the afternoon match against IUPUI, MSU swept doubles action against the Jaguars, and remained strong in singles play. The Spartans earned five of the six singles points to top IUPUI, 6-1.
Davis has seen action at No. 5 singles where he has compiled a 5-2 record on the year. Davis' most recent win came in a 7-6(8), 6-4 decision over Taylor Tunis of IUPUI.
Roehmer currently boasts a record of 3-0 in matches in the No. 6 singles slot. Roehmer won his most recent match over Malcolm Peace of IUPUI, 6-2, 6-1.
Bogatov continues to be the standout freshman competing in both singles and doubles action at the No. 3 position. After he outlasted Nick Volz of IUPUI, 6-1, 6-0, he stands at 10-3 overall in singles, the most singles wins on the team. He is also 10-1 with partner Clark Richardson (Leawood, Kan.) on the year at No. 3 doubles.
In every match the Spartans have won the doubles point in, they have gone on to win the overall match against their opponent.
The pairing of Bogatov and Richardson has been a stable part of the Spartan doubles lineup at the No. 3 position. The duo stands at an impressive 10-1 on the season. Bogatov and Richardson are 9-1 in their last 10 matches together.
At No. 2 doubles, junior Jason Norville (Farmington Hills, Mich.) and senior Joe Vallee (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) have compiled a 9-4 overall record after most recently defeating Toledo's Sven Burus and Leo Sarria, 8-4. Norville and Vallee are 7-3 in their last 10 and have won their last two matches.
The No. 1 doubles pairing of Stratton and sophomore Austin Brooks (Houston, Texas) currently have six wins on the season together. The most recent win the two earned was over Malcolm Peace and Bren Vasalakis, 8-0, to extend their win streak to two matches.
He impressed in his match against Notre Dame when he earned the only win for the Green and White after topping No. 105 Blas Moros at No. 5 singles, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
Sophomore Ronnie Hulewicz (Tequesta, Fla.) has seen a majority of the action at No. 1 singles, but has also played one match at No. 2. Overall, Hulewicz has an 8-5 record in spring play. He most recently outlasted Deon Shafer of IUPUI, 6-0, 6-1.
Brooks has played primarily at the No. 2 spot where he posted his most recent win over Ben Raynauld of Butler, 7-5, 7-6 (3), to put him at 5-6 overall.
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