Men's Tennis
Marquette Rallies For Home Victory Over Xavier

Freshman Nick Dykema got MU on the board in singles.

Freshman Nick Dykema got MU on the board in singles.

March 29, 2014

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The Marquette University men’s tennis team (12-8) rallied for a 4-3 victory over Xavier (9-9) Saturday afternoon at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

Saturday’s match marked the first of four-straight to conclude the regular season against fellow BIG EAST Conference opponents. MU will also take on DePaul (4/12), Creighton (4/18) and Butler (4/20) prior to the league tournament April 24-27 at the US National Tennis Center.

Xavier narrowly claimed the doubles point, earning wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. MU’s top duo of senior Dan Mamalat and junior Vukasin Teofanovic dropped an 8-6 decision and the Golden Eagles were edged 8-7 in a tiebreaker at the No. 3 spot.

Freshman Nick Dykema quickly got MU on the board with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 decision at the No. 4 spot. Marquette wasn’t done there, rattling off three more victories in quick succession to clinch the team victory. Junior Cameron Tehrani, Teofanovic and Mamalat all posted straight-set decisions.

With the victory, the Golden Eagles improved to 9-0 on the year at home.


 

 

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