NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 22 Men’s Tennis Dominates Opening Day Doubleheader

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EAST LANSING, MICH. โ€“ Men’s Tennis earned two victories to open the season, dropping just one point between the two matches, taking down Western Michigan 6-1 to start and sweeping Brown 7-0 in the nightcap.
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“Great day for the guys today, picking up two wins against some great teams,” head coach Harry Jadun said. “It was a coming out party for our new guys and I’m excited to see where this season is headed for everyone.”
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Seniors Guide MSU to Sweep of Brown
MSU’s seniors boosted the Spartans to 2-0 on the day and a perfect start to the season, aiding in five of the Spartans seven points in the sweep of Brown.
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To start the night graduate senior Ronnie Hohmann III and freshman Taym Alazmeh teamed up for a 6-2 win while senior Reed Crocker and junior Josh Portnoy clinched a 6-3 win, their firsts of the season, and the doubles point for MSU.
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In singles play senior Luke Baylis shined in his first match of the year, winning 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets. Two more MSU sweeps would follow Redshirt Freshman Aristotelis Thanos followed with his first collegiate singles dub (6-2, 6-4) while senior Graydon Lair clinched the Spartan’s victory, winning 6-3, 6-3.
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With the score at 4-0 and the win in the bag for the hosts Portnoy used his momentum from a narrow first set tie break win, to handle the second set 6-1. Alazmeh and graduate senior Sebastien Collard, both in their fourth matches of the day, knocked off their counterpart in three sets to secure the first 7-0 sweep of the young season.
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Debutants Lead Spartans to 1-0
Four Spartans won in their official debuts in Green and White, including…

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