BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan Tech men\’s tennis team lost twice on its GLIAC-opening road trip this weekend. The Huskies fell at Grand Valley State 7-2 on Friday (Mar. 18) before dropping a 9-0 decision at Ferris State today. Tech\’s new record is 4-6 overall.
Michigan Tech opened its GLIAC season with a 2-1 lead at Grand Valley State thanks to wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Luke Stupar and Doug Yossida posted an 8-6 win at the top flight. Anders Sandholm and Andrew Kremkow claimed an 8-5 victory at No. 2.
Grand Valley State (5-8, 1-0 GLIAC) won at No. 3 doubles, then swept all six singles flights for the 7-2 decision. Two of the singles matches were extremely tight. Stupar fell in a third set super tiebreaker 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 at No. 1. Chris Verhulst was edged 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) at No. 6 singles.
Tech tried to rebound against FSU (7-2, 2-0 GLIAC), but couldn\’t get into the win column. All three doubles matches were close but went in favor of the Bulldogs.
Stupar again went to a third set super tiebreaker at No. 1 singles, where he fell 6-2, 2-6, 10-6. The other five singles flights were decided in straight sets.
Michigan Tech will play its home opener Thursday (Mar. 24) at 3 p.m. vs. Northwood.