ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Cleveland State men's tennis team lost its first match of the 2016 spring season Friday afternoon, falling to No. 54 Michigan, 7-0. The Vikings had their three-match winstreak come to an end, as the Vikings are now 3-1 on the season.
After dropping a couple quick first sets, the Vikings were able to battle back and give the Wolverines all they could handle during a couple of the second sets, including Colton Buffington at No. 3 singles and Kevin Goth at the No. 5 spot who pushed their second sets to a tiebreaker. Despite the late push, Michigan was able to sweep the singles matches, picking up the 7-0 victory.
The Vikings will look to rebound tomorrow, as they travel to Michigan State for a 12:00 p.m. contest. Live Stats will be available for the match with a link on the men's tennis schedule page on CSUVikings.com.
#54 Michigan 7, Cleveland State 0
1.Knight/Hua (UM) def. Slade/Goth (CSU), 6-3
2.Malik/Gardiner (UM) def. Radosevic/Buffington (CSU), 6-2
3.VanMeter/Malm (CSU) def. Cuba/Lin (UM), 6-3
1.Jathan Malik (UM) def. Mirko Radosevic (CSU), 6-3, 6-4
2.Alex Knight (UM) def. Joe VanMeter (CSU), 6-1, 6-4
3.Davis Crocker (UM) def. Colton Buffington (CSU), 6-2, 7-6 (5)
4.Carter Lin (UM) def. Benjamin Slade (CSU), 6-3, 6-3
5.Gabe Tishman (UM) def. Kevin Goth (CSU), 6-4, 7-6 (3)
6.Lubomir Cuba (UM) def. William Malm (CSU), 6-4, 6-3