NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Drops Match At Purdue

Men's Tennis Drops Match At Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Penn State men’s tennis team fell to Purdue on Sunday afternoon. The squad battled on the road, but ultimately dropped the match, 6-1. 



At the No. 1 spot, Miko Eala and Alex Sterin fell 6-3 against Soham Purohit and Juan Velasquez. Ari Cotoulas and Stefan Simeunovic partnered together at No. 2, but dropped their match to Purdue’s Stefan Simeunovic and Henrik Villanger, 6-3. 

On court No. 3, Nolan Ranger and Ritvik Nadikude were leading Mujtaba Ali-Khan and Daniel Labrador, 5-3, when the match went unfinished, as Purdue had already clinched the doubles point. 


Eala took court No. 1, defeating Purdue’s Simeunovic in a match tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-1, 11-9. It was Eala’s eighth singles win of the season and his fourth-straight win at No. 1.

At the No. 2 spot, Penn State’s Simeunovic fell 7-6(9), 6-1 to Purohit. Cotoulas played at No. 3, but dropped his match to Villanger, 7-5, 6-2. On court No. 4, Sterin fell to Velasquez, 6-2, 6-2. Nadikude faced Labrador at No. 5, but dropped his match 6-1, 6-1. 


The Nittany Lions will host No. 1 Ohio State at the Indoor Tennis Courts on Friday, Apr. 5 at 4 p.m. There will be a free button giveaway for fans, along with a country club themed promotion. 

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1. Purohit/Velasquez (PUR) def. Eala/Sterin (PSU), 6-3 

2. Simeunovic/Villagner (PUR) def. Cotoulas/Simenovic (PSU), 6-3 

3. Ranger/Nadikude (PSU) vs. Ali-Khan/Labrador (PUR), 5-3, uf. 

Order of Finish: 2,1 


1. Eala (PSU) def. Simeunovic (PUR), 4-6, 6-1, 11-9 

2. Purohit (PUR) def. Simeunovic (PSU), 7-6(9), 6-1 

3. Villanger (PUR) def. Cotoulas (PSU), 7-5, 6-2 

4. Velasquez (PUR) def. Sterin (PSU), 6-2, 6-2 

5. Labrador (PUR) def. Nadikude (PSU), 6-1, 6-1 

6. Ali-Khan (PUR) def. No Player (PSU), default. 

Order of Finish: 6,5,4,3,2,1 

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