Men’s tennis looks to bounce back from tough Western Michigan loss

By Patrick Smith

Coming off a tough loss against Western Michigan University on Friday, men’s tennis will look to bounce back against Ball State University (6-9, 1-2 MAC) on Saturday.

“Well, the loss was pretty cut and dry,” said head coach Patrick Fisher. “There wasn’t anything close about the match. We just got to get back to working hard and getting back focus.”

The Huskies are currently in second place in the MAC conference standings, a half-game ahead of Binghamton University. Each game is important at this point in the season, and the Huskies have little margin for error with less than five games remaining in the regular season. Fisher said he knows the team will be in for a tough fight against Ball State.

“We played Ball State it was a tough 4-3 victory,” Fisher said. “I know that there is going to be another dog fight against this team on Saturday. We always expect to win no matter what, but it’s going to come down to doubles and the bottom of our lineup stepping up.”

Matches are set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at West Tennis Courts.