Marquette Drops 5-2 Decision At Rival Wisconsin Wednesday Night

Sophomore Logon Collins earned a singles and doubles win.

Feb. 22, 2012

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The Marquette University men's tennis team (5-4) dropped a tough 5-2 decision to rival Wisconsin (3-3) Wednesday night in non-conference action on the road.

The Golden Eagles, who have claimed all of their five home matches, are still in search of the team's first victory away from the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

"I feel a lot better about where our team is right now than I did a couple of weeks ago," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "We had some good performances in both singles and doubles and I was happy to see a couple of guys step up."

The Badgers claimed the valuable doubles point by earning wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. UW edged the MU tandems by identical 8-6 scores. Marquette's Logon Collins and Cameron Tehrani were able to claim a 9-8 decision at the No. 3 spot to avoid the sweep.

"Against good teams you are going to win and lose some when it comes to the doubles point," Rodecap said. "I was pleased with the attitudes of the guys heading into singles and their ability to put doubles behind them right away."

MU received singles victories from sophomore Dan Mamalat at No. 2 and Collins in the No. 4 spot. Mamalat cruised past Alexander Kostanov 6-1, 6-0 and Collins posted a 6-1, 7-6 victory over UW's Rod Carey.

The Golden Eagles return to action Sunday afternoon when the team travels to Notre Dame.




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