Golden Eagles Fall to Michigan State, 4-3

Dan Mamalat

March 8, 2012

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's tennis team jumped out to an early lead but couldn't hold on as Michigan State won four singles matches to top the Golden Eagles, 4-3, Thursday evening at Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The Golden Eagles won two of three double matches to claim the first point of the night. The No. 1 duo of Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley and Dan Mamalat had their way with Drew Lied and Aaron Pfister, 8-1, while Logon Collins and Jon Schwerin held on for an 8-6 win over Austin Brooks and Harry Jadun at No. 2.

The Spartans evened the score following Giji Linders' 6-2, 6-2 win over Cameron Tehrani at No. 6 singles, but Mamalat gave the lead back to MU (2-1) when he defeated Denis Bogatov, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2.

Vukasin Teonfanovic's win at No. 4 (7-6, 7-6) was sandwiched between two Michigan State wins at No. 1 and 5, leaving the match to be decided at No. 3.

Collins took the first set, 6-3, but Ronnie Hulwicz answered with a 6-4 win in the second set. Collins fought hard after being down 5-2 and rallied to tie the third set, 5-5, but Hulwicz won the final two points for the match and team win.

The Golden Eagles will be back in action March 15-17 at the USD/SDSU Spring Invitational.

Michigan State 4, Marquette 3

1. Jose Crowley/Dan Mamalat( MU) def. Drew Lied/Aaron Pfister (MSU), 8-1
2. Logon Collins/Jon Schwerin (MU) def. Austin Brooks/Harry Jadun (MSU), 8-6
3. Denis Bogatov/Gijs Linders (MSU) def. Cameron Tehrani/James Stark (MU), 8-4
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

1. Aaron Pfister def. Jose Crowley (MU), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Dan Mamalat (MU) vs Denis Bogatov 6-3, 6-4
3. Ronnie Hulwicz (MSU) def. Logon Collins (MU), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Vukasin Teofanovic (MU) vs Austin Brooks (MSU), 7-6, 7-6
5. Drew Lied (MSU) def. Jon Schwerin (MU) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
6. Giji Linders (MSU) def. Cameron Tehrani (MU), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 1, 4, 5, 3




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