Marquette Wraps Up Homestand Thursday Against Michigan State

Freshman Cameron Tehrani

March 7, 2012


The Marquette University men's tennis team wraps up its three-match homestand on Thursday, March 8, when it welcomes Michigan State to Helfaer Tennis Stadium for a 5 p.m. contest.

Marquette (6-6) opened last weekend with a 6-1 win over Southern Illinois on March 2, before falling to No. 43 Drake in a hard fought 4-3 decision two days later. The loss to the Bulldogs was the first home setback of the season.

“Michigan State provides us another great opportunity playing on our home courts and our guys look forward to that challenge,” head coach Steve Rodecap said. “Michigan State has had a lot of success with this group of guys and we will need to be at our best Thursday night.”

The Golden Eagles have turned to sophomores Logon Collins and Dan Mamalat for points in singles play as of late. Both players are 8-2 in their last 10 matches, which includes the pair of victories Mamalat earned over SIU and Drake over the weekend.

Michigan State (10-6) enters the midweek matchup on a two-game win streak. The Spartans earned a pair of victories on March 3, sweeping Ball State, 7-0, and concluding the day with a 6-1 win over Cleveland State.

Sophomore Aaron Pfister has seen the majority of action at the No. 1 singles position this season, posting a 4-2 mark at the top spot and a 6-2 overall singles record.

MSU is 1-3 on the road this season.

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