MIDLAND, Mich. — The Michigan Tech men’s tennis team wrapped up play in the GLIAC Tournament today with an important 5-2 victory over Lake Superior State. The win not only gave the sixth-seeded Huskies a fifth-place finish at the league tournament, it also lifted the Black and Gold over .500 on the year at 10-9 making them eligible for the NCAA Tournament.
“It was nice to finish up with a win and place a spot better than we did in the regular season,” said head coach Mike Axford. “We played good doubles and carried that into singles. It was good to get the win back from Lake Superior State that we had given up earlier this year.”
Tech won at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles to take a 2-1 lead in the match. Luka Stupar and Doug Yossida were 8-4 winners at No. 1 and Anders Sandholm and David Heuer were 8-5 victors at No. 2.
In singles, Stupar completed a two-win day with a 6-3, 6-4 score at No. 1. Heuer put the Huskies up 4-1 in the match with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at No. 3.
LSSU snuck in a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles right before Tech’s Chris Verhulst closed out his 6-2, 6-3 decision at No. 5 to seal the Huskies’ victory.
Michigan Tech is now 2-1 vs. Lake Superior State this season and 10-9 overall. The Huskies will now wait to see if they earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The pairings will be announced Wednesday, April 28.