Share

April 25, 2002%^$

%^$%^$%^$

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio-Penn State University, the No. 8 seed in the 2002 Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament, pulled off a defeat to No. 9 Michigan State in opening round play at the Stickney Tennis Center. PSU’s Brad Nudell clinched the match at the No. 3 position, defeating MSU’s Jimmy McGuire, 7-6(2), 6-4.%^$

%^$The Nittany Lions advance to the quarterfinal round to play No. 1 seed Illinois at 10 a.m. Friday.%^$

%^$Penn State earned the doubles point by defeating two of Michigan State’s three doubles teams. Jamie Gresh and Clint Keithley defeated Jimmy McGuire and Adam Hourani, 9-7, at the No. 1 position. Roddy Cantey and Todd Stecko defeated Chris Mitchell and Andy Formanczyk, 9-7, at the No. 3 position.%^$

%^$The Nittany Lions shut out the Spartans at the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 positions. Gresh defeated Mitchell, 6-1, 6-3. Matt Frakes defeated Cameron Marshall, 6-2, 6-3.%^$

%^$

(8) Penn State 4 (12-12, 4-7)%^$(9) Michigan State 2 (14-12, 2-9)%^$

%^$Singles **
%^$(1) Jamie Gresh (PSU) (14-7, 6-4) def. Chris Mitchell (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
%^$(2) Andy Formanczyk (MSU) def. Todd Stecko (PSU) (16-17, 2-6) 6-3, 6-3
%^$(3) Brad Nudell (PSU) (11-15, 2-8) def. Jimmy McGuire (MSU) 7-6(2), 6-4
%^$(4) Matt Frakes (PSU) (17-13, 3-7) def. Cameron Marshall (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
%^$(5) Roddy Cantey (PSU) (10-16, 2-8) vs. Eric Simonton (MSU) Abandoned
%^$(6) Mike Hodge (MSU) def. Clint Keithly (PSU) (6-9, 4-8) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
%^$

%^$Doubles **
%^$(1) Gresh/Keithly (PSU) (5-1, 5-1) def. McGuire/Hourani (MSU) 9-7
%^$(2) Simonton/Jonckheere (MSU) def. Nudell/Frakes (PSU) (4-9, 2-7) 8-5
%^$(3) Cantey/Stecko (PSU) (1-2, 0-2) def. Mitchell/Formanczyk (MSU) 9-7
%^$

%^$** Individual records entering Big Ten Tournament.