Marquette Opens Homestand With 6-1 Win Over Southern Illinois
March 2, 2012
The Marquette University men’s tennis team (6-5) opened a three-match homestand Friday night with a 6-1 victory against Southern Illinois (2-3) at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
Each of the Golden Eagles’ six dual-match victories has come at home in 2011-12.
The Golden Eagles opened the match by claiming the doubles point, earning wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. After splitting the matchups at the top two positions with the Salukis, sophomore Logon Collins and freshman Cameron Tehrani claimed an 8-6 win over the SIU tandem of Orhan Spahic and Szymon Opieczonek.
Senior Jonathan Schwerin moved MU ahead 2-0 with a quick 6-2, 6-2 victory over SIU’s Rafel Cuadrillero at the No. 5 spot. Tehrani followed suit at No. 6 with a 6-4, 6-4 win, his 10th singles win in his last 11 outings. Collins secured the team victory with a straight-set win at No. 4 and is now 9-2 on the year in dual competition.
Marquette returns to action Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the squad hosts Drake in non-conference action.
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