Huskies fall 5-2 in season opener

Huskies fall 5-2 in season opener

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. - Michigan Tech men's tennis picked up a pair of wins in singles but ultimately fell 5-2 to Lewis University at Five Star Tennis Center Friday morning. Siddhesh Mahadeshwar and Ricardo Nunez teamed up to win 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, but the Flyers took the team doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3, then picked up four singles spots.

Michigan Tech (0-1, 0-0) continues non-conference play on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Illinois Springfield. The Flyers continued their strong start and moved to 3-0 on the season.

Adam Fenjiro started at No. 1 singles for the Huskies and fell in straight sets to Juan Ramirez Mejia 6-2, 6-4. After a slow start, Vitor Jordao rebounded in the second set but succumbed to Oskar Lundi 6-0, 6-4.

Nikolai Prosjankyov scored a point for the Huskies at No. 3 after defeating Pedja Trifunovic 6-4, 7-5. Andrew Freel also found success at No. 5 singles with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Oliwer Wierzbicki. 

"It was a really good fight today," said head coach Kristin Yep. "There were some jitters being the first match of the season, but a lot can be learned from this match. It really could have gone either way with just a few points. Overall, the team energy and support was really strong."

The Huskies are in the first weekend of a nine-match road swing to start the season.



1- LEWIS (David Ambrozic/Juan Ramirez) def. MTU (Vitor Jordao/Eli Pinnoo) 6-3

2- MTU (Ricardo Nunez/Siddhesh Mahadeshwar) def. LEWIS (Oskar Lusti/Andrej Zoranovic) 6-1

3- LEWIS (Pedja Trifunovic/Oliwer Wierzbicki) def. MTU (Andrew Freel/Ambarish Rao) 6-4


1- LEWIS (Juan Ramirez Mejia) def. MTU (Adam Fenjiro) 6-2, 6-4

2- LEWIS (Oskar Lewis) def. MTU (Vitor Jordao) 6-0, 6-4

3- MTU (Nikolai Prosjanykyov def. LEWIS (Pedja Trifunovic) 6-4, 7-5

4- LEWIS (David Ambrozic) def. MTU (Eli Pinnoo) 6-1, 6-4

5- MTU (Andrew Freel) def. LEWIS (Oliwer Wierzbicki) 7-5, 6-2

6- LEWIS (Andrej Zoranovic) def. MTU (Siddhesh Mahadeshwar) 6-3, 4-6, 10-7