Poor Weather Conditions Slow Play At Wildcat Invitational

Oct. 2, 2009

Evanston, Ill. -

Wildcat Invitational Tournament Central

Poor weather conditions created a long day for the 10-team field at the 2009 Northwestern Wildcat Invitational, forcing matches indoors where fewer courts are available.

As a result, the Marquette men’s tennis team saw limited action Friday morning and afternoon. A majority of the singles action was delayed and doubles wasn’t expected to begin until the early evening hours.

Seven members of the 2009-10 roster are competing in the event, while seniors Dusan Medan and Niko Boulieris are at the D’Novo ITA All-American in Tulsa, Okla.

In Flight A singles action early Friday, senior Mark Rutherford advanced in the main draw with a 7-6, 6-7, 10-7 victory over Eduardo Pavia of Ball State. Freshman Otavio Perim fell in his opener and will now try to advance in the back draw.

Also posting singles victories were sophomores Drake Kakar and Jonathan Schwerin, who each earned straight-set decisions. Junior Jose Manuel Munoz defeated Matt Manasse of Purdue 6-4, 6-2 in the Flight D bracket.




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