Oct. 25, 2013
The Marquette University men's tennis team opened play at the Texas Invitational Friday morning with singles and doubles competition in Austin, Texas.
MU started the day with a pair of doubles tandems in action. Senior Logon Collins and freshmen Nick Dykema opened with a victory, but were defeated in the round of 32 by a duo from TCU. Junior Cameron Tehrani and freshman Kristiyan Trukov are still alive in the main draw and will face a team from Air Force in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Tehrani/Trukov earned a bye in the opening round before defeating Daniel Echeverry and Austin Robles of UT-Arlington.
In singles action, Tehrani claimed a win in his first contest after earning a bye, but fell short in his bid for a place in the quarterfinals after falling to Josh Hager of Notre Dame Friday night.
Collins, who fell in his opening singles match, did claim a straight-set win in the consolation bracket and will look to advance on Saturday morning.
Sophomore Gleb Sklyr, seeded fourth in the flight B bracket, opened with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 decision over Trey Seymour of UT-Tyler. He was downed in the round of 16 by another Notre Dame player, Matt Dooley.
Trukov and Dykema, who have enjoyed tremendous success this fall, were both defeated in singles competition to begin the tournament.