Marquette Drop 4-3 Decision At Xavier
April 8, 2017
The Marquette University men’s tennis team (13-5) dropped a 4-3 decision at Xavier (6-11) Saturday afternoon in a matchup between BIG EAST Conference opponents.
The loss snapped an eight-match winning streak for the Golden Eagles, who last dropped a match on March 3 at Wisconsin.
The Golden Eagles opened the match by claiming the doubles point, earning wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Xavier, however, took control in singles play to secure the team victory. Sophomore Alvaro Verdu, who clinched MU’s win in last weekend’s win at Creighton, was unable to repeat his performance in a narrow 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 loss to XU’s Matt Bishop.
MU returns to action Saturday at 1 p.m. CT at Butler.
Xavier v. Marquette
#1: Alvaro Verdu and Nick Dykema (MU) defeated Matt Bishop and Gabriel Araujo (XU) 6-4
#1: Matt Bishop (XU) defeated Alvaro Verdu (MU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4)
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