The South Dakota State men's tennis team was downed by Marquette 5-2 in Milwaukee on Saturday morning.
"We came out extremely flat in doubles," head coach Michael Engdahl said. "By far the slowest and shy we have looked all year."
In singles, SDSU won two matches, but the Golden Eagles clinched the meet with wins at the top four singles spots.
"Mateus and Lucas played smart matches from start to finish and it showed in the end result," said Engdahl.
The loss dropped SDSU to 0-4 on the young season, while Marquette upped to 3-1.
"I am proud of the way the guys responded in singles and did not back down or quit," Engdahl said. "We need to get better at playing an entire match and having the belief right away. We will get there and we are ready for action against a tough Bradley team tomorrow."
The Jacks are back in action tomorrow versus Bradley in Milwaukee.
The complete box score is available at the beginning of this article.