Marquette Drops Tough 4-3 Decision To Toledo To Open Homestand

April 1, 2011

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The Marquette University men's tennis team (11-9) opened a four-match homestand Friday night with a tough 4-3 loss against Toledo (20-8) at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.

The loss was the first in seven home matches this season for the Golden Eagles and marked the ninth-straight win for the Rockets, who also defeated Green Bay earlier in the day.

Trailing 1-0 after doubles, freshman Thibault Troude put Marquette on the board with a 6-2, 7-5 win over UT's Leo Sarria at the No. 5 position. After watching the Rockets move ahead 3-2, sophomore Otavio Perim held off Gursher Harika 6-4, 7-6 to tie the score at 3-3. That left the match-deciding point to come from the winner at the No. 1 spot. MU Sophomore Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley and Toledo's Aleksandar Elezovic battled for nearly three hours on the featured court, with Elezovic claiming a hard-fought 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 decision to claim the team victory.

The Rockets opened the match by claiming the valuable doubles point, earning wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. The MU tandem of Troude and Perim was able to post an 8-4 win over its opponents from Toledo at the No. 3 spot.

Marquette continues its homestand April 9 when the team hosts Detroit at 12 p.m. CT.

Toledo 4, Marquette 3
Apr 01, 2011 at Milwaukee, Wis. (Helfaer Tennis Stadium)

Singles competition
1. Aleksander Elezovic (TOLEDO) def. Jose Carlos Crowley (MU) 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
2. Dan Mamalat (MU) def. N. Likitkumchorn (TOLEDO) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
3. Sven Burus (TOLEDO) def. Jose Manuel Munoz (MU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
4. Otavio Perim (MU) def. Gursher Harika (TOLEDO) 6-4, 7-6
5. Thibault Troude (MU) def. Leo Sarria (TOLEDO) 6-2, 7-5
6. Bryan Dudzik (TOLEDO) def. Jonathan Schwerin (MU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Sven Burus/Aleksander Elezovic (TOLEDO) def. Jose Manuel Munoz/Jonathan Schwerin (MU) 8-3
2. N. Likitkumchorn/Leo Sarria (TOLEDO) def. Jose Carlos Crowley/Dan Mamalat (MU) 8-5
3. Terrence Weigand/Bryan Dudzik (TOLEDO) def. Otavio Perim/Thibault Troude (MU) 8-4


Match Notes
Toledo 20-8
Marquette 11-9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,6,3,2,4,1)




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