Men's Tennis

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Last Saturday, the Michigan men’s tennis team (12-3 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) carried their hot streak into Big Ten play, taking care of business against a solid conference opponent, sweeping Penn State (7-4 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) in a 5-0 blowout.

Senior Nick Beaty won three matches against Brown and Boston University.

The Michigan men’s tennis team (14-3) won every set it played.

The Wolverines (14-3) swept through Brown (9-4) and Boston University (3-7) on Sunday, beating the two 4-0 and 7-0, respectively.

Freshman Ondrej Styler clinched the match against Notre Dame on his last serve.

As the rest of the Michigan men’s tennis team rushed the court, Styler fell to the floor in exhaustion and victory. These were the final moments of the Wolverine’s 4-3 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday.
Michigan, (11-3) was even with the Fighting Irish (5-5) for the majority of play in South Bend, however it was a long battle. Though Michigan took the road win, it came down to a single play.

Sophomore Andrew Fenty, alongside doubles partner junior Mattias Siimar, fell, 6-2, in Michigan men’s tennis’ eventual 4-0 loss against Oklahoma State.

Andrew Fenty ripped a forehand to the corner. Matej Vocel’s return barely cleared the net. The sophomore set himself up perfectly and he knew it. He darted to the net to finish things off, yet the final result wasn’t an emphatic winner, but a volley that sailed wide. Fenty wasn’t alone in his struggles, as No. 4 Michigan (10-3) fell to Oklahoma State (8-2), 4-0, at Greenwood Tennis Center on Friday.

Senior Connor Johnston came back from a 5-1 deficit in the second set as Michigan defeated Cornell and Columbia this weekend.

Connor Johnston found himself facing a daunting 5-1 deficit in his second set against Cornell’s Pietro Rimondini. After a commanding first-set victory, the senior could’ve looked toward the third set for a fresh start. Instead, Johnston won the next game. Then he won the five after that to win his match and secure Michigan’s win over Cornell. The Wolverines may have bested two undefeated teams in two days, but they did a lot more than play spoiler. Michigan displayed the grit that has defined its eight-match win streak.

In his singles match, sophomore Andrew Fenty pushed back to tally the final point the Michigan men's tennis team needed against Western.

Coming off a 4-2 win against No. 8 TCU, its first win against a top-10 team in 10 years, the No. 16 Michigan men’s tennis team held on to close out the day with a win against Western Michigan, 4-2.

The No. 16 Michigan Men's Tennis team won two matches this weekend.

Throughout the No. 16 Michigan men’s tennis team’s pair of wins last Saturday — a 4-2 afternoon affair against No. 8 Texas Christian and a 4-2 win that evening against Western Michigan — each Wolverines’ point was every teammate’s concern, and they let that be known loudly.

Senior Nick Beaty's undefeated run in singles play helped Michigan win the ITA Kickoff this weekend.

A lightning-fast serve and mistakes from the Rebels’ Finn Reynolds helped propel freshman Ondrej Styler, and with him the Michigan men’s tennis team (4-1), to a 4-3 victory Saturday night. Michigan’s 2-0 weekend at the ITA Kickoff –– also featuring a similarly close 4-3 victory over Texas Tech on Friday –– earned them a bid to next month’s tournament in Madison.

Sophomore Andrew Fenty has been a powerhouse for Michigan this season.

After a disappointing loss in its season opener to No. 23 North Carolina State, the No. 17 Michigan men’s tennis team (2-1) headed to the Pacific Northwest in search of its first win of the season.

Senior Nick Beaty had a straight-sets victory in Michigan's win over Oregon.

Eugene was unfamiliar territory to the Wolverines on their first away trip of the spring season for Sunday’s match against Oregon. Nonetheless the No. 17 Michigan men’s tennis team (2-1) took on their new opponent in stride with a 5-2 win in both singles and doubles.