March 24, 2013
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - He No. 63 Purdue men's tennis team bounced back on Sunday with a win at Penn State. The Boilermakers knocked off the Nittany Lions, 6-1.
Purdue (14-4, 1-1 B1G) kept its streak alive for winning matches when it takes the doubles point. Purdue is now 14-0 when it wins the point. Mark Kovacs and Pawel Poziomski got things stared. The No. 3 doubles pair topped Chris Young and Roman Trkulja, 8-6. The Nittany Lions answered with a win at No. 1. Russell Bader and Guanhua Chen topped Diego Acosta and Aaron Dujovne, 8-6. The Boilermakers held on to clinch the point at No. 2, though, as Szymon Tatarczyk and Krisztian Krocsko defeated C.J. Griffin and Bryan Welnetz, 8-6.
Dujovne quickly gave Purdue a 2-0 lead. The junior won his match at No. 4 over Young, 6-3, 6-1. Kovacs was next and brought the Boilermakers within a point of victory with a win at No. 2. The Budapest, Hungary, native beat Tomas Hanzlik in straight sets, 7-6 (8), 6-1. Tatarczyk clinched the win with a victory at No. 1. He knocked off Welnetz 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Penn State (6-10, 0-3) got on the board with a win at No. 3. Bader defeated Acosta, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Krocsko and Mateus Silva wrapped up the action for the Boilermakers. Krocsko won at No. 5 over Trkulja, 7-6 (5), 6-3, while Silva won at No. 6, 6-1, 6-4, over Matt Barry.
The Boilermakers will be back in action next weekend as the team hosts Michigan and Michigan State. Both matches will be at the Schwartz Tennis Center.