SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- The (RV) Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University men's tennis team fell, 9-0, to Grand Valley State (Mich.) University on Saturday, February 23 at the Franklin Athletic Club.
Grand Valley (3-0) got out to a 3-0 lead after winning all doubles flights. At court-one, Alexander Tammaro (FR/Caracas, Venezuela) and Alex Fernandez-Rajal (FR/Barcelona, Spain) dropped an 8-6 decision to Sebastien Lescoulie and DJ Colantone. Lukas Obel (FR/Weybridge, England) and Robert Saitov (JR/Ufa, Bashkortostan Republic Ru) fell 8-3 at second flight to Jack Geissler and Martin Matov. At court-three, Adam Alger (SO/Livonia, Mich.) and Viktor Kolesnychenko (FR/Lviv, Ukraine) dropped an 8-3 decision to Jack Dausman and Ryan Rhoades. This was Alger's first match as a Blue Devil.
In singles flights, LTU dropped all six singles matches. Despite splitting sets, Tammaro fell 3-6, 7-5, 4-10 at first flight. Saitov dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision at court-two, while Kolesnychenko fell 6-2, 6-4 at fourth flight. Alger played against Eric Zwemer at singles-six and lost 6-0, 6-1. At court-three and five, Fernandez-Rajal and Obel lost for a double 6-3 and 6-0, respectively.
Lawrence Tech (6-3) will return to the court on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. when they host Lake Superior State (Mich.) University in the Franklin Athletic Club.