Men's Tennis Defeats Valparaiso, 7-0

March 21, 2009

MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's tennis team defeated Valparaiso, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

In doubles action, the duo of senior Stephen Shao and junior Dusan Medan pulled out an 8-4 victory over Alex Lau and Tom Litscher to improve to 3-0 on the season in the No. 1 doubles spot.

Mark Rutherford and Johnathan Schwerin also won their match 8-4 and the tandem of Niko Boulieris and J.T. Christian made quick work of the Crusaders, capturing an 8-1 win to seal the doubles point for the Golden Eagles.

In singles play, Medan improved his record this season to 4-1 in the No. 1 spot with a 6-1, 7-6 victory over Lau.

Playing in the second slot, Boulieris moved his No. 2 singles record to 3-0 by defeating Litscher, 6-3, 6-3 and Mark Rutherford also remained unbeaten (6-0) in the No. 4 singles spot.

The Golden Eagles (10-6) return to action Sunday afternoon at home against Northern Illinois at 1 p.m.


Marquette 7, Valparaiso 0

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Milwaukee, Wis.

Doubles Results

1. Stephen Shao/Dusan Medan def. Alex Lau/Tom Litscher, 8-4

2. Mark Rutherford/Jonathan Schwerin def. Phidias Fortune/Kyle Stump, 8-4

3. Niko Boulieris/J.T. Christian def. Adam Whitmer/Kevin DeHerrera, 8-1


Singles Results

1. Medan def. Lau, 6-1, 7-6



2. Boulieris def. Litscher, 6-3, 6-3

3. Shao def. DeHerrera 6-1, 6-1

4. Rutherford def. Fortune 6-4, 6-0

5. Schwerin def. Stump 6-3, 6-1

6. Drake Kakar def. Whitmer 0-6, 6-2, 7-6




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