Marquette Rallies For 4-3 Non-League Victory Over Green Bay
March 3, 2013
The Marquette University men's tennis team (7-5) rallied for a 4-3 non-conference victory over Green Bay (7-4) Sunday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
"I was really proud of how resilient the guys were after dropping the doubles point," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "We had some unbelievable performances throughout the lineup in singles and I was happy to see Logon come through in crunch time."
The Phoenix opened the match by claiming the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. The Golden Eagle duo of junior Logon Collins and sophomore Cameron Tehraniwas able to rally for an 8-7 victory at the No. 2 spot.
Junior Dan Mamalat continued his strong play and tied the score 1-1 with a quick 6-2, 6-2 decision over GB's Michael Tenzer at the No. 1 spot. Mamalat is now 10-2 overall in dual competition and has won nine of his last 10 outings.
The Golden Eagles fell behind 3-1 after a pair of Green Bay wins, but were able to turn the momentum in their favor with three-straight victories. Sophomore Vukasin Teofanovicwas down multiple breaks in the third set before earning a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 decision at No. 2. He trailed 5-1 in the third and had multiple match points against him before rallying for the improbable win.
Tehrani followed up with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 win over GB's Leopold Gomez Isling at the No. 3 position, which meant the team result would come down to the final match.
Collins capped the comeback with a tough 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 win at the No. 3 position over Craig Cox of Green Bay. Collins was able to hold serve in the deciding set and finished with a 7-2 advantage in the tiebreaker.
Sunday's victory marked the first time this season MU was able to rally for a win after dropping the doubles point.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, March 8 when the team hosts Northern Illinois. The contest will conclude the squad's second five-match homestand of the campaign.
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