Boulieris Sets Singles Record In 6-1 Win Over Green Bay
Feb. 12, 2010
Senior Niko Boulieris set the school record for career singles victories and the Marquette University men's tennis team (6-0) defeated Green Bay (2-4) by a score of 6-1 Friday night at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Boulieris, who earned his 79th career singles win with a 6-1, 6-3 decision over UWGB's Henning Jess, passed former MU standout Kenneth Ore (1991-95). Boulieris is now 9-5 in 2009-10 and 79-42 in singles action during his tenure. The Libertyville, Ill., native is currently second in program history with 144 career total victories. Former teammate Brett Binkley holds the current mark with 161 wins.
"It's a great accomplishment and I am excited," Boulieris said. "I actually had the chance to play Kenneth Ore and talked to him this summer. He knew I was on track to pass him and wished me the best of luck."
The Golden Eagles, in the midst of an 11-match homestand, claimed their sixth-straight win with Friday's result.
Sophomore Drake Kakar and Boulieris posted straight-set wins at the No. 5 and No. 4 positions, respectively, before Dusan Medan sealed the team victory with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Green Bay's Fabian Gogolin at the No. 1 spot. Medan has claimed the deciding fourth point for MU in each of the last four matches.
Marquette opened the match by sweeping all three doubles contests to claim the doubles point. Freshmen Otavio Perim and Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley sealed the point with an 8-1 win at the No. 3 position.
MU returns to action Saturday morning when the team faces Bradley at 10 a.m. at home.
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