HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Tech shook off a slow start to defeat Lake Superior State 7-2 in GLIAC men\’s tennis today at Gates Tennis Center. The Huskies\’ third straight win leveled their season records at 7-7 overall and 3-3 in the league.
\”It was a good win today,\” said head coach Mike Axford. \”We came from behind in two of the doubles matches, and rode the confidence into singles.\”
Tech trailed in all three doubles flights early before battling back in all three. Luka Stupar and Doug Yossida won four straight games but couldn\’t get the final break back to pull even in an 8-5 loss at No. 1.
The Huskies won the other two doubles matches by 8-4 scores. Andrew Kremkow and Anders Sandholm were down 4-1 in their No. 2 doubles match before winning the final seven games. James Konarske and Chris Verhulst were the victorious duo at No. 3.
The hosts maintained momentum into singles, winning four matches in straight sets and another in a third-set super tiebreaker.
Sandholm was the first off the courts with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph at No. 2. Yossida was next with a 7-5, 6-1 victory at No. 3. Konarske secured the team win with a 7-5, 6-1 score at No. 4.
Lake Superior State (2-16, 1-6 GLIAC) won its only singles match at No. 5, where Ryne DuShane defeated Andrew Kremkow 6-4, 6-4.
Stupar (4-6, 6-0, 10-1 at No. 1) and Verhulst (6-3, 6-1 at No. 6) were Tech\’s other winners.
Michigan Tech will play two more home matches this weekend. Ohio Dominican comes to Gates Friday at 1 p.m. Lake Erie will visit Saturday at 10 a.m.