In its first action of the spring dual schedule, the Toledo men's tennis team was defeated 6-1 by Michigan State at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
MSU is currently ranked No. 47 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Associated Poll.
"We played tonight like we only have one returning starter," head coach Al Wermer said. "But these guys are going to learn fast and I know they're determined. We'll grow day by day and match by match."
Freshman Stjepan Sisko (Kastel Stari, Croatia) and junior Mark Singnil (Samutsakorn, Thailand) teamed up to earn a victory in No. 1 doubles 6-5(6), while sophomore Ryan Jorgensen (Toledo, OH) notched a 6-5(4), 6-5(7) victory in No. 6 singles.
Those were the only two victories on the day for the Rockets.
Sisko and junior captain Garrett Cona (Silver Lake, OH) each took their opponents to a third set before ultimately falling short.
The Rockets are back in action on Saturday, Jan. 18 against another Big Ten foe, when they travel to Ann Arbor to face Michigan.