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Jacks drop two meets...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 03/07/2012 15:20:50

The South Dakota State men's tennis team dropped its first two meets in Florida by identical scores...

The Jacks first squared off with Presbyterian in Orlando on Monday.

Presbyterian controlled doubles play to earn the point, as no SDSU team won more than two games in doubles.

In singles, Parker Lawley continued his solid freshman campaign with a win at No. 3 singles, 7-6, 7-5. Lawley improved to 5-2 in the season with the win and pushed his win streak to three matches.

No other Jackrabbits were able to win a set, as Presbyterian ran away with the meet, 6-1.

On Tuesday, the Jacks traveled to Ft. Myers to face Southern Ill.-Edwardsville.

It was more of the same for SDSU, unfortunately, as the Cougars controlled the majority of doubles play to earn the team point. Dominic Rossetto and Alejandro Marin teamed up at No. 3 in a hard fought match, but it did not finish in their favor as SIUE won it in a tiebreaker 9-8 (10-8).

Parker Lawley once again stepped up in singles, posting a straight-set victory at No. 3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Justin Pyle dropped a full three-set match at No. 1, despite taking the second set in a tiebreaker.

Rossetto fought hard at No. 2 singles, but was forced to default late in the third set.

SDSU dropped two other three-set matches, as James Thorp and Alejandro Marin fought hard but were bested at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

The men's tennis team travels back to Orlando on Wednesday to face Robert Morris. Meet time is set for 10:30 a.m.

Complete results from the previous two meets are available at the beginning of this article.

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