MU Hits The Road For Weekend Matches At Boston College, Dartmouth

Senior Drake Kakar

Feb. 10, 2012

The Marquette University men's tennis team hit the road for a pair of dual matches this weekend.

The Golden Eagles will take on Boston College on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. CT, before heading to Dartmouth on Sunday, Feb. 12 to battle with the Big Green at 10 a.m. CT.

Marquette (3-1) is currently on a three-match win streak with consecutive victories over IUPUI, UIC and Bradley. During the streak, Marquette has only surrendered one point, to IUPUI, having claimed a pair of 7-0 sweeps over the Flames and the Braves last weekend. In singles play, Logon Collins, Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley, Dan Mamalat and Vukasin Teofanovic have each collected three victories this season.

"It's always a challenge to pick up victories on the road and this weekend will not be any different," head coach Steve Rodecap said. "Our guys have done some good things at home and now it's time to translate those results to the road environment."

Boston College (1-1) opened its dual-match season with a 6-1 victory over Bryant on Jan. 21, before getting swept in straight sets by No. 45 Cornell on Jan. 22. As a team, Boston College is 4-2 in doubles play, which includes the 2-0 mark at the No. 1 spot by partners Akash Muppidi and Billy Grokenberger. BC returns nine letterwinners from a team that finished 8-18 in 2011, and 0-11 in the ACC.

Dartmouth (5-0) captured a pair of home victories against Stony Brook and Army last weekend to add to its unblemished 2012 record. Through five matches, the Big Green has a .808 winning percentage in singles play. Dartmouth's depth has been a strong suit this season with nine different players having captured wins in both singles and doubles play.

 

 

Following this weekend's East Coast swing, Marquette returns home for a pair of matches against Western Illinois and South Dakota St. on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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