Marquette Downs Eastern Illinois 6-1
March 5, 2016
The Marquette University men's team (6-5) claimed its second-straight victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Eastern Illinois 6-1 in non-conference action at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.
The Golden Eagles, who open a six-match road swing next week, are now 5-0 at home in 2015-16. The No. 1 doubles tandem of senior Daniel Fernandez and Alvaro Verdu clinched the doubles point for Marquette and gave the team an early 1-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles were pushed in singles action and had to rally for multiple three-set victories. Sophomore Andre Romanello, who was inserted into the lineup at the No. 6 spot, clinched the victory with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.
MU returns to action March 12 versus Findlay in Toledo, Ohio.
Marquette 6, Eastern Illinois 1
1. Fernandez/Verdu (MU) def. Skolik/Silva (EIU), 6-2
1. Fernandez (MU) def. Skolik (EIU), 7-6, 2-6, 1-0
Order of Finish: Doubles (3, 2, 1). Singles (5, 3, 2, 6, 4, 1)
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