Men's Tennis

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Michigan’s No. 5 singles player, junior Harrison Brown, found himself down 5-2 in the third set of what had become the deciding match of the evening. 

Sophomore Andrew Fenty was named the NCAA's Rookie of the Year in 2019 and has developed into a key player for the Wolverines this season.

Fenty is no novice when it comes to being surrounded by gifted athletes, and has long-drawn motivation from a will to keep up with his peers. The athletic feats of his family members, in Fenty’s opinion, dwarf his own, which he places into his family’s “lowest tier.” That’s because his grandfather, Phil, runs grueling 100-mile contests dubbed ultramarathons; his father, Adrian, competes in marathons and triathlons; and so on from aunt to uncle to mother to cousin. Seeing such achievements pushes Fenty to work harder on his own craft.

Junior Harrison Brown was one of four Michigan men’s team players to travel to Sarasota, Fla. for the Lakewood Ranch Invite this weekend.

In its penultimate match of the fall season, the Michigan men’s tennis team continued its below-average run. Four players travelled to Sarasota, Fla. for the Lakewood Ranch Invite ⁠— juniors Harrison Brown and Teddy Oosterban, senior Nick Beaty, and sophomore Ryan Fu ⁠— while two went to the Big Ten Singles and Doubles Championship in Lincoln, Neb.

The Michigan men's tennis team has bounced back in its last two tournaments after a disappointing start to the season.

Across the two tournaments, Michigan singles players won 13 of 23 matches and doubles pairs won 4 of 7, through midday on Sunday. Three additional singles matches went unreported. Such were the positive results that Steinberg was looking for in his team.

Senior Myles Schalet helped Michigan clinch the doubles point in Saturday's loss to Baylor.

A day after beating Dartmouth (15-9), 4-2, on Friday, the 20th-ranked Wolverines (18-9) fell to No. 6 Baylor (24-5), 4-1, in the second round of the tournament.

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Following Maloney’s close loss in singles, the No. 19 Michigan men’s tennis team (16-7 overall, 7-4 Big Ten) fell 1-4 to Iowa in the last meet of the regular season, after an uncharacteristically flat performance.

Andrew Fenty competing for the Wolverines.

As Andrew would eventually learn, tennis became his sport. Just like track for his father, marathoning for his grandfather and cycling for his uncle.

Senior Myles Schalet overcame early singles deficits in matches against Illinois and Northwestern.

It wasn't their best tennis, and the rest of the team followed suit, with poor doubles play by No. 20 Michigan (13-6 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) giving the Fighting Illini (13-6, 7-0) an early lead from which the Wolverines were never able to come back.

Freshman Andrew Fenty led Michigan men's tennis to success this weekend.

With the match on the line, all eyes turned to Andrew Fenty. The freshman needed a third set win to clinch the match for the Michigan men's tennis team (12-5 overall, 3-2 Big Ten).

Fenty prevailed, earning the Wolverines a 4-3 victory over Purdue (7-9, 1-4) in West Lafayette on Saturday, which they followed with a 5-2 triumph over Indiana (9-8, 3-2) on Sunday, wins Michigan desperately needed following a pair of tough losses to Penn State and Ohio State.

Michigan men's tennis coach Adam Steinberg oversaw a lopsided defeat to Ohio State on Sunday.

Siimar’s loss was a sign of things to come for the No. 16 Michigan men’s tennis team as it lost, 6-1, to No. 1 Ohio State on Sunday. The loss marks the Wolverines’ second consecutive defeat after the 5-2 loss to Penn State on Friday.