Men’s tennis: Huskies undefeated as they take down Western Michigan Broncos

By Patrick Smith

Men’s tennis remained undefeated in MAC play as it took down conference rival the Western Michigan Broncos over the weekend.

The Huskies (14-4, 2-0 MAC) beat the Broncos, 4-3, on Friday at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.

“Our mindset going into conference matches is just a little different,” said head coach Patrick Fisher. “Our intensity is higher and our leaders — Frederic Cadieux and Simon Formont — get the team prepared for these types of matches. They’re the upperclassmen on a team full of freshmen, so they know how to motivate the team in these type of games.”

The Huskies nor the Broncos were able to outduel the other in the singles matches as they finished in a 3-3 tie. But, the Huskies dominated in the doubles matches, winning 2-0. They picked up the doubles point, which ultimately propelled them to the 4-3 victory.

“We our off to a good 2-0 start in conference play, but we’re not in any position to let up,” Fisher said. “We play Ball State, a team that was picked in the pre-season to finish ahead of us in the conference. Each week is a different challenge, and it’s even more difficult because we’re on the road.”

The Huskies will face the Ball State Cardinals 1 p.m. Saturday in Muncie, Ind.