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EIU Men Lose Home OVC Opener to Tennessee Tech
Thursday, 03/25/2010
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DANVILLE, Ill. -- The Eastern Illinois men's tennis squad opened up Ohio Valley Conference action versus Tennessee Tech on Sunday, as the men lost, 0-6, with doubles play not necessary.

Due to predicted inclement weather in the area, the match was moved to the Indoor Tennis Club in nearby Danville.

The Panthers failed to pickup a singles win, so doubles play was unnecessary for the final team outcome.

Both sophomore Justin Haag and freshman Michael Sperry pushed their TTU No. 4 and No. 5 opponents to the edge, however, as each came up short in three-set nailbiters.  Senior Jeff Rutherford also fell in a tight battle, losing at the top of the lineup by consecutive 7-6 scores.

With the loss, the EIU guys fell to 3-10 overall and 0-1 in the OVC, while TTU improved to 5-3 overall and an unblemished 3-0 league mark.