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Jacks silence Cougars...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/20/2012 12:59:41

The South Dakota State men's tennis team closed out its weekend in fashion, beating Chicago State, 6-1 in Chicago, Ill., on Sunday...

The Jacks scored the doubles point with a pair of 8-2 decisions at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Parker Lawley and James Thorp paired up at the top spot for the win, while Alejandro Marin and Morgan Salo earned the win at No. 3.

SDSU split the two tough singles matches at the top two spots, but dominated at the bottom of the lineup.

Dominic Rossetto overcame a one-set deficit to win in a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-7, 6-4, 10-4.

Lawley, Thorp, Marin and Salo all posted convincing decisions at No. 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively. In that stretch, no SDSU player dropped more than three games in a single set.

“We had an incredibly quick turnaround from a 6 p.m. match in Milwaukee to an 8:30 a.m. match in Chicago," head coach Michael Engdahl said. "We had every excuse to come out flat and tired, but I was impressed with the energy and focus we had. This season we are going to have to show our 'road warrior' mentality and we were able to that this weekend.”

The Jacks improved to 3-3 on the early season.

Next up the Jacks take a two-week break from action before journeying to the state of Florida for five meets in five days. SDSU opens play against Presbyterian in Orlando, Fla., on March 5. Start time to be announced.

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