Michigan Advances to NCAA Second Round With Win Over Toledo
5/6/2023 4:20:00 PM
// Kristy McNeil
Site: Ann Arbor Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Event: NCAA Tournament (First Round)
Score: #7 Michigan 4, Toledo 0
Records: U-M (25-4), Toledo (18-6)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, May 7 — vs. California – NCAA Tournament Second Round (Varsity Tennis Center), 1 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 7-ranked and seeded University of Michigan men’s tennis team opened the NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 first-round win over Toledo on Saturday (May 6) at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The Wolverines made quick work in doubles play as Ondrej Styler and Jacob Bickersteth did not give up a game in their 6-0 match. Patrick Maloney and Nino Ehrenschneider went on a 5-0 run and finished 6-1 to clinch the doubles point. The No. 7-ranked pair of Andrew Fenty and Gavin Young held a 5-1 advantage at No. 1 when the match was abandoned.
Will Cooksey drew in for Ehrenschneider in singles, with Young and Bickersteth moving up to No. 4 and 5.
Bickersteth went to work at No. 5 with matching 6-1 sets and seven break points over Matias Olivero to give Michigan a 2-0 lead.
No. 20 Fenty rolled 6-0 in his first set over Adam Kovac at No. 3 singles. Down 3-1 in the second set, Fenty went into overdrive, winning the next five games to take a 6-3 set and pushed Michigan ahead 3-0. It marked Fenty’s 35th singles win on the season.
Maloney won his fifth consecutive singles match as he clinched the match for the Wolverines at No. 2. The 44th-ranked Maloney picked up four break points against Kryzstof Wetoszka in back-to-back 6-2 sets.
Michigan will take on California on Sunday (May 7) at 1 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Varsity Tennis Center. Admission to the match is free. The winner will advance to next week’s Super Regional.
Following are match-by-match results
No. 1 – No. 8 Ondrej Styler (U-M) vs. Pawit Sornlaksup (Toledo), 6-1, 5-3 abandoned
No. 2 – No. 44 Patrick Maloney (U-M) d. Krysztof Wetoszka (Toledo), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – No. 20 Andrew Fenty (U-M) d. Adam Kovac (Toledo), 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 – No. 63 Gavin Young (U-M) vs. Mark Galic (Toledo), 6-2, 2-5 abandoned
No. 5 – Jacob Bickersteth (U-M) d. Matias Olivero (Toledo), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Will Cooksey…
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