HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech men's tennis team fell to Grand Valley State 6-3 at Gates Tennis Center Sunday. The Huskies are now 4-8 on the season.
Tech was victorious at the top two singles flights and top doubles flight on the day. Anders Sandholm earned his fifth No. 1 singles win of the season in impressive fashion by defeating Andrew Darrell 6-4, 6-1. Teammate Luka Stupar played to a 6-4, 7-6 win at No. 2 singles.
GVSU won at Nos. 3 through 6 singles in straight sets, although the Huskies turned in solid efforts at Nos. 5 and 6 (6-4, 6-3 scores for both matches).
Sandholm and Stupar paired together for a 9-7 No. 1 doubles victory. The Lakers won by 8-2 and 8-4 scores at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively.
Ferris State defeated Michigan Tech 7-2 Saturday. The Huskies won one singles flight and one doubles flight, but it was not enough to claim their first GLIAC victory of the year.
All three doubles matches were tightly contested. Tech's No. 3 doubles duo of Doug Yossida and Bryan Bartelt claimed an 8-6 win in their contest, but the Bulldogs won at No. 1 and No. 2 by scores of 8-6 and 8-5, respectively.
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In singles, Stupar earned a 6-3, 7-5 triumph at No. 2 singles. Ferris won the other five flights. The No. 1 singles match between FSU's Laurent Galarneau and Tech's Sandholm went to a third set before Galarneau prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Michigan Tech will try to earn its first GLIAC victory on Friday when it plays at Wayne State.