MIDLAND, Mich. — Wayne State defeated Michigan Tech 5-2 in the opening round of the GLIAC Men's Tennis Tournament at Midland Community Tennis Center Friday (April 19). The Huskies will now face Tiffin in the consolation bracket.
Tech defeated the Warriors in Houghton by a 5-4 on March 30. The Huskies won all three doubles points in that match. They managed just one of the three yesterday.
The No. 1 pairing of Felipe Dos Santos and Pedro Rodriguez earned an 8-6 victory for Tech. Wayne State won both Nos. 2 and 3 doubles by scores of 9-7 and 8-3, respectively.
Michigan Tech remained in the hunt for a team win in singles as Dos Santos earned a 6-4, 6-0 victory at No. 1. The Warriors claimed straight set wins at Nos. 2 and 5 to take a 4-2 lead. The decisive point came at No. 3 singles, where Built Yumuang fought to a third set before falling 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.
Matches at Nos. 4 and 6 singles were left unfinished.
Michigan Tech, which is now 15-9 overall, moves to the consolation half of the bracket where it will face Tiffin. That match is set for today (April 20) at 3:45 p.m.