Toledo Men’s Tennis Shines on Day One of Rocket Invitational

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The Toledo men's tennis program finished up day one of the 2017 Rocket Invitational on Friday with the Rockets finishing with an overall record of 8-2.

In singles play, UT established a record of 6-2 as Reid Teatsorth, Juan Carranza, Nikola Arsic, Luka Vitosevic, Danilo Vukotic and Vince Anzalone picked up victories for the Rockets.

"We saw a lot of competitiveness and resilience as we defended our home turf," said head coach Al Wermer. "We have two more days of hard work to do but it was a nice start to our weekend."

During the morning match against Mid-American Conference foe Western Michigan, Vitosevic defeated WMU's Nick Schnobel, 6-2, 6-2 for the first win of the day for the Rockets. UT kept the winning ways going against the Broncos as Danilo Vukotic earned a thrilling three-set victory over Matej Svjetlicic, 6-7, 7-5, 10-7. Anzalone wrapped up competition against WMU on the singles court with a 1-6, 6-4, 10-4 win over Zac Faveri.

In doubles play against Western Michigan the pairing of Juan Carranza and Reid Teatsorth earned the victory over WMU's Lenhard Haupt and Billy Heckman, 6-4, 6-7, 11-9.

Against Case Western Reserve in the afternoon, the Rockets continued to play well as the Midnight Blue and Gold secured three victories in singles play and another victory in doubles.

All three victories in singles play for the Rockets against the Spartans came in two sets. In doubles action the duo of Juan Olmedo and Vince Anzalone defeated Case Western Reserves Oludayo Areke and Austin Lawrence, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4.

Day two of the Rocket Invitational will begin tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. at the UT Varsity Courts as Toledo squares off with Youngstown State.