MU Hosts Green Bay, Xavier This Weekend
March 26, 2014
The Marquette University men's tennis team returns home to Helfaer Tennis Stadium this weekend after its spring break trip out west.
Friday, the squad will take on Green Bay at 6 p.m. and Saturday, the team will face BIG EAST Conference opponent Xavier at 4 p.m. Students in attendance for the match versus the Musketeers will receive free pizza.
The Golden Eagles (10-8) boast an undefeated record (7-0) at home. The last time MU took to its home court was March 6 against Northern Illinois. Freshman Kristiyan Trukov secured the squad’s 4-3 win at the No. 6 singles position with a 6-0, 6-7, 6-3 victory.
Marquette is coming off a five-match stretch on the road. Despite going 1-4, the team only lost by one point in three of the five matches that were played. In its most recent action, the Golden Eagles lost 4-3 to Utah State. Vukasin Teofanovic, Nick Dykema and Kristiyan Trukov were the lone Marquette players to claim singles wins for MU.
Green Bay (10-6) enters Helfaer after dropping a 4-3 decision to Stetson on the road. Last year, MU defeated Green Bay 4-3. In that match, the Phoenix overtook doubles play, but the Golden Eagles rallied to claim the four singles victories, which included Teofanovic, who rallied for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 win.
Xavier (9-8) will play at Northern Kentucky before heading to Marquette. The fellow BIG EAST counterpart currently holds a 2-6 away record. The Musketeers recently swept Dayton 7-0 at home. Seniors Jimmy Roebker and Mesa Mei notched a win at the No. 1 doubles position as well as Roebker earning a victory at the No. 1 singles and Mei at No. 2.
After the matches, Marquette heads to DePaul on Saturday, April 12 for a 3 p.m. CT opening serve.
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