ORLANDO, Fla. – Playing a day later than scheduled due to storms postponing Tuesday’s first round matches, Michigan State’s Ozan Baris and Max Sheldon rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over top-seeded Toby Samuel and Connor Thomson (South Carolina) in their opening match to advance to the NCAA Doubles Championship Round of 16 Wednesday afternoon.
Max and Ozan take down No. 1-seeded Toby Samuel/Connor Thomson (S. Carolina) and advance to tomorrow’s Round of 16! They’ll face the winner of Jeremie Casabon/Siim Troost (Vanderbilt) vs. Andres Martin/Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech).#GoGreen pic.twitter.com/rKDzQk1SAq
— Michigan State Men’s Tennis (@MSU_MTennis) May 24, 2023
Baris and Sheldon are the first Spartans to advance to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship since head coach Harry Jadun and John Patrick Mullane in 2015. The pair will have a chance to become the second All-American doubles team and first since Jadun and Mullane in 2015 in Thursday’s second round.
Baris and Sheldon dominated the Gamecock duo, currently ranked No. 1 in the ITA Doubles Rankings, throughout the match to secure a straight-set victory. The win marked 10th-ranked Baris and Sheldon’s sixth victory over a ranked doubles team this spring.
The pair will face Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel (Georgia Tech) in Thursday’s Round of 16, who defeated Jeremie Casabon and Siim Troost (Vanderbilt), 6-2, 7-5, Wednesday. The quarterfinals will also be played Thursday. Times for Thursday’s matches will be released shortly.
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