Men's Tennis
Marquette Falls 7-0 At No. 16 Vanderbilt

Vukasin Teofanovic nearly picked up his first nationally ranked win this year.

Vukasin Teofanovic nearly picked up his first nationally ranked win this year.

Jan. 19, 2014

The Marquette University men’s tennis team (1-1) opened the dual portion of its 2013-14 campaign this weekend with a pair of matches in Nashville, Tenn., against Lipscomb and Vanderbilt.

The Golden Eagles defeated Lipscomb 5-2 on Saturday evening before falling to the No. 16 Commodores 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Lipscomb’s lineup featured just four healthy players, so the Golden Eagles were able to claim default wins at No. 3 doubles and the bottom two singles positions. Senior Dan Mamalat picked up a straight-set win at the No. 1 spot and freshman Kristiyan Trukov did the same at the No. 4 slot. Marquette also claimed both doubles matchups.

“It was a difficult situation and we tried to adjust the lineup to get some of the younger guys some experience,” head coach Steve Rodecap said. “It was a little closer than I would have liked, but I was happy with the effort by the guys.”

After Vanderbilt swept a pair of doubles matches to claim the point and a 1-0 advantage, the Commodores claimed each of the singles matchups on the day as well. Junior Vukasin Teofanovic put up a fight against No. 9 Alex Gonzales at the No. 1 position, falling 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Mamalat was also edged at No. 2, dropping the match 10-7 in the set tiebreaker after the match had been decided.

Teofanovic and Mamalat also teamed up at No. 1 doubles and gave the second-ranked tandem of Gonzales and Ryan Lipman a battler before falling 6-4.

Vanderbilt Tennis
Marquette vs Vanderbilt (Jan 19, 2014)



#16 Vanderbilt 7, Marquette 0
Jan 19, 2014 at Nashville, Tenn. (Currey Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. #9 Gonzales Austin (VU) def. Vukasin Teofanovic (MU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2. Ryan Lipman (VU) def. Dan Mamalat (MU) 5-6 (6-8), 6-5 (7-2), 10-7
3. #57 Rhys Johnson (VU) def. Logon Collins (MU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Anton Kovrigin (VU) def. Nick Dykema (MU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Kris Yee (VU) def. Cameron Tehrani (MU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jeffrey Offerdahl (VU) def. Kristiyan Trukov (MU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #2 Gonzales Austin/Ryan Lipman (VU) def. Vukasin Teofanovic/Dan Mamalat (MU) 6-4
2. Rhys Johnson/Ryan Smith (VU) def. Logon Collins/Gleb Sklyr (MU) 6-4
3. Suresh Eswaran/Kris Yee (VU) def. Nick Dykema/Cameron Tehrani (MU) 6-4

Match Notes
Marquette 0-1
Vanderbilt 1-0; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,4,3,1,2,6)

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