From start-to-finish, the Northern Illinois men’s tennis team dominated its opposition at Boylan Tennis Center, finishing a combined 18-0 in singles and doubles, defeating Dayton and Western Illinois, 7-0.
“Today was a good day for us,” said head coach Patrick Fisher, “the guy’s really took care of business and never let Dayton or Western Illinois into the match at any point in time. We are looking forward to our match with Cleveland State tomorrow and they’re a good team, beating us last year, 4-3. We are looking for a perfect weekend, but it’s not going to be easy.”
The Huskies opened the day against the Flyers and added the first blemish to Dayton’s Colin Bernier’s season, as Huskie Maksym Lagutin handed Bernier his first spring loss with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-6 victory at No. 6.
Versus the Leathernecks, NIU did not send one match to a tiebreaker, finishing all of WIU’s players in straight sets. Lagutin dominated his opponent Justin Liss, winning the match 6-0, 6-0. Frederic Cadieux (6-0, 6-1) and Maximilian Phillips (6-1, 6-0) each won in dominating fashion as well.
The Huskies improved to 8-2 with both wins and has not lost at home this season.
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