Grand Valley State too much for Michigan Tech 6-1
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Sweeping doubles and dominant singles play lifted Grand Valley State over Michigan Tech in men's tennis 6-1 Sunday at Grand Rapids Racquet and Fitness Center. For the second straight match, Andrew Freel was the lone winner for the Huskies as the team dropped to 0-6, 0-2 GLIAC. Tech is in the midst of a long road swing to start the season and is scheduled to play at Northwood next on April 8. Grand Valley State improved to 10-3 overall, 2-1 in GLIAC play.
Adam Fenjiro and Vitor Jordao pushed Josep Canyadell and Tomas Oliveira to a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles but fell 7-6(3). Canyadell, ranked No. 63 in Division II singles bested Fenjiro at No. 1 6-0 6-0. Jordao took a set off Sean Miller at No. 2 singles but lost 11-9 in a third set super tiebreaker. Eli Pinnoo also went the distance at No. 4 but lost 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 to Martin Matov. Freel edged Ignacio Morara-Lucas 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-8 and Nikolai Prosjankyov lost a pair of close sets to Freddy Cossio 6-4, 7-5.
"As the scores reflected, I felt the match was much closer than the 6-1 final indicated," said head coach Kristin Yep. "We're just going to keep working hard to get better at taking those close matches."
- GVSU (Josep Canyadell/Tomas Oliveira) def. MTU (Adam Fenjiro/Vitor Jordao) 7-6(3)
- GVSU (Freddy Cossio/Sebastian Arce) def. MTU (Eli Pinnoo/Siddhesh Mahadeshwar) 6-3
- GVSU (Sean Miller/Martin Matov) def. MTU (Nikolai Prosjankyov/Andrew Freel) 6-3
Order of Finish: 3,2,1
- GVSU (Josep Canyadell) def. MTU (Adam Fenjiro) 6-0, 6-0
- GVSU (Sean Miller) def. MTU (Vitor Jordao) 6-7(3), 6-3, 11-9
- GVSU (Freddy Cossio) def. MTU (Nikolai Prosjankyov) 6-4, 7-5
- GVSU (Martin Matov) def. MTU (Eli Pinnoo) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
- MTU (Andrew Freel) def. GVSU (Ignacio Morera-Lucas) 4-6, 7-6(4), 10-8
- GVSU (Kushan Shah) def. MTU (Ricardo Nunez) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: N/A