Men's Tennis Doesn't Lose A Set In 7-0 Victories Over UIC and IUPUI

Jan. 17, 2009

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette men's tennis team opened the dual match portion of its 2008-09 season by sweeping Illinois-Chicago and IUPUI Saturday afternoon at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

"It was good for the guys to get back out there and get some matches under their belts," said head coach Steve Rodecap. "They were able to shake off the rust, with this being their first action since the end of October."

The Golden Eagles defeated both UIC and IUPUI in 7-0 fashion to improve their team dual meet record to 2-0.

After tough first sets for Marquette's No. 1, 3 and 4 singles players against UIC, Trent Hagan, Niko Boulieris and Mark Rutherford responded to win their second sets rather easily, 6-2.

Everyone on the roster saw action on the day as freshmen Drake Kakar and J.T. Christian played a doubles match against IUPUI, and Juan-Martin Parades played in the No. 6 singles spot against the Jaguars.

"What we were looking forward to with these matches was getting the guys in pressure situations against faces they don't see all the time," Rodecap said.

The Golden Eagles return to action next Saturday when they host Western Illinois and Chicago State.


Tennis Match Results

UIC vs Marquette

Jan 17, 2009 at Milwaukee, Wis.



Marquette 7, UIC 0

Singles competition:

1. Trent Hagan (MU) def. Bastian Harbo (UIC) 7-6, 6-2

2. Dusan Medan (MU) def. Sebastian Lystad (UIC) 6-4, 6-2

3. Niko Boulieris (MU) def. Danny Wilson (UIC) 7-5, 6-2

4. Mark Rutherford (MU) def. George Hudson (UIC) 7-6, 6-2

5. Stephen Shao (MU) def. Nate Kirk (UIC) 6-4, 6-1

6. Jonathan Schwerin (MU) def. Dave Robare (UIC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition:

1. Stephen Shao/Dusan Medan (MU) def. George Hudson/Bastian Harbo (UIC) 9-8 (4)

2. Mark Rutherford/Niko Boulieris (MU) def. Sebastian Lystad/Dave Robare (UIC) 8-5

3. Trent Hagan/Jonathan Schwerin (MU) def. Danny Wilson/Nate Kirk (UIC) 8-1

Match Notes: IUPUI 0-1, Marquette 1-0

Tennis Match Results

IUPUI vs Marquette

Jan 17, 2009 at Milwaukee, Wis.

Marquette 7, IUPUI 0

Singles competition:

1. Dusan Medan (MU) def. Gregory Sosa (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-3

2. Trent Hagan (MU) def. Daniel Klingenberg (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-0

3. Niko Boulieris (MU) def. E.J. Dechow (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-1

4. Stephen Shao (MU) def. Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-3

5. Jonathan Schwerin (MU) def. Jorge Yunes (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-0

6. Juan-Martin Paredes (MU) def. Taylor Tunis (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition:

1. Stephen Shao/Dusan Medan (MU) def. Daniel Klingenberg/Bren Vasalakis (IUPUI) 8-2

2. Mark Rutherford/Jonathan Schwerin (MU) def. Taylor Tunis/Gregory Sosa (IUPUI) 8-1

3. Drake Kakar/J.T. Christian (MU) def. Jorge Yunes/Blake Powers (IUPUI) 8-5

Match Notes: IUPUI 0-1, Marquette 2-0


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