Men's Tennis

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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.

Andrew Fenty was a highlight for the Michigan men's tennis team in a 6-1 loss to Ohio State.

Andrew Fenty was the lone bright spot for the 16th-ranked Michigan men’s tennis team’s 6-1 loss to No. 1 Ohio State on Sunday at the Varsity Tennis Center.

Freshman Patrick Maloney keyed a victory for the Michigan men's tennis team over Michigan State on Wednesday.

Michigan (8-2, 1-0) came away with a 6-1 victory over the Spartans Wednesday night, starting off Big Ten play on the right foot. Sophomore Mattias Siimar came into the match with a five-game win streak at No. 1 singles, along with freshman Andrew Fenty at No. 2 singles and No. 3 singles.

The in-state rivalry between the two schools made things that much more interesting.

Freshman Andrew Fenty helped secure the doubles point for Michigan in the Wolverines' win over Cleveland State.

The day after the Michigan men’s tennis team secured a win in Ann Arbor against No. 12 Notre Dame, the 18th-ranked Wolverines traveled to Cleveland State and dispatched the Vikings in a 5-2 victory, extending their winning streak to six.

Mattias Siimar earned pivotal victories in both singles and doubles play to lead Michigan men's tennis.

Siimar has proved to be a key figure for the Michigan men’s tennis team this season. A superb showing against the Huskies came as no surprise after impressive back-to-back singles wins against Cornell and Oklahoma in the week leading up to the match. Siimar has been nothing short of impressive in his second year as a Wolverine.

It was the singles courts where Siimar showed his true strengths. After going down twice in the first set, Siimar displayed a versatile performance and came through with an impressive victory 7-5, 6-2 against Washington’s Enzo Sommer.

Senior Gabe Tishman won a three-set match to help the team sweep the singles matches.

Resilience was the theme of the day for No. 9 Michigan (5-2), who won all six singles matches after dropping the doubles point to the unranked Knights.

“We have to be mentally the strongest and the fittest team to bring the energy like that,” Steinberg said. “To come back like that was terrific.”