Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 7 Michigan, Earns Senior Day Win Over JMU

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s tennis team (13-11, 3-4 B1G) split their doubleheader on Sunday. The Nittany Lions dropped a match to the number one. JMU Dukes, 5-2, defeated their senior day matchup before winning 7 Michigan Wolverines, 7-0.

“It’s always a good W to finish,” said the head coach Jeff Zinn. “That being said, I didn’t feel like we played the way we wanted to. The top-10 team in the first day of the match. Hats off to Michigan, they are well coached all the way down. Give it an inch, and again, when we have the opportunity, we have to take advantage of them, and we have the advantage of the match against Michigan. But out of the thought we could sneak out some matches at the bottom and we came up close Loren Byers played really well today. But everybody needs to play well. So hopefully, we can use this match. A really good James Madison team, a team that had a terrific year. It’s a little tired, but we battled hard, and I thought we played well. They made us play well. They’re a good team. Hopefully, we will use the momentum that we got in the second match of the weekend. It’s a Big Weekend, there’s a lot of seeding on the Big Ten. We know what we have to do. Those teams know what they have to do. So, it’ll be a good tennis weekend. ”

If you’re going to beat a top-ranked team, you need to bring your “A” game and take shorter balls on higher risks, “said the associate head coach. Paul Tobin. “Michigan brings so much energy on the courts and they have drowned out any background noise. That only works when you can back it up with every type of aggressive play, and it worked against us today. would minimize their power and reduce free points. ”



Victories on Courts One and Two saw the Michigan Wolverines earn their first point of the match.

On court two, Miko Eala and Bora Sengul fell to Patrick Maloney and Nick Beaty in a 6-0 result. Michigan’s Clinched The Doubles Point 23 doubles ranked pair Nino Ehrenschneider and Andrew Fenty defeated Malik Bhatnagar and Charl Morgan6-2.

At No. 3, Sam Bossem and Loren Byers The Wolverines secured the point before Ondrej Styler and Will Cooksey held a 5-2 lead. The match was left unfinished.


Sweeping singles play by Michigan won the dual match.

On court two, Michigan’s Patrick Maloney defeated Bora Sengul In a 6-2, 6-4 decision to earn a Wolverines a clinch.

The two teams played the remaining three matches.


Michigan 7, Penn State 0

Doubles Results

  1. # 23 Nino Ehrenschneider / Andrew Fenty (MICH) def. Malik Bhatnagar/Charl Morgan (PSU) 6-2

  1. Patrick Maloney / Nick Beaty (MICH) def. Miko Eala/Bora Sengul (PSU) 6-0

  1. Loren Byers/Sam Bossem (PSU) vs. Ondrej Styler / Will Cooksley (MICH) 5-2, unfinished

Order of finish: 2, 1

Singles Results

  1. # 25 Ondrej Styler (MICH) def. Miko Eala (PSU) 6-1, 6-4

  1. Patrick Maloney (MICH) def. Bora Sengul (PSU) 6-2, 6-4

  1. # 83 Gavin Young (MICH) def. Sam Bossem (PSU) 6-3, 6-3

  1. # 46 Jakob Bickersteth (MICH) def. Loren Byers (PSU) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4

  1. # 104 Nino Ehrenschneider (MICH) def. Charl Morgan (PSU) 6-2, 7-6

  1. Patorn Hanchaikul (MICH) def. Chikaya Sato (PSU) 7-6, 6-3

Finish Order: 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6



The JMU Dukes earned two doubles points on court wins and three.

Finishing first, partners Miko Eala and Bora Sengul Grabbed Penn State’s only doubles win over JMU’s Youssef Sadek and Holden Koons in a 6-1 victory.

On court three, Harrison Janes and Alexander Karman fell to Oscar Hernandez and William Karpinski, 6-4. Mathieu Josserand and Edson Sanchez clinched the point for Dukes on Court Two in a 6-4 decision Sam Bossem and Loren Byers.


The Nittany Lions rebounded in singles play, winning five courts to take the match.

At No. 3, Bossem cruised past Sadek to a 6-3, 6-3 victory. Following quickly, Sengul took down Karpinski in a 6-4, 6-2 decision. Eala defeated Koons 6-3, 7-6 at Court One, before Byers bested Hernandez in a 6-1, 6-2 result to clinch the match at Penn State. 5.

Charl Morgan JMU’s Josserand over a 6-4, 6-4 victory in a day of secured The Nittany Lion’s final point.


Penn State 5, JMU 2

Doubles Results

  1. Miko Eala/Bora Sengul (PSU) def. Youssef Sadek / Holden Koons (JMU) 6-1

  1. Mathieu Josserand / Edson Sanchez (JMU) def. Sam Bossem/Loren Byers (PSU) 6-4

  1. Oscar Hernandez / William Karpinski (JMU) def. Harrison Janes/Alexander Karman (PSU) 6-4

Finish Order: 1, 3, 2

Singles Results

  1. Miko Eala (PSU) def. Holden Koons (JMU) 6-3, 7-6

  1. Bora Sengul (PSU) def. William Karpinski (JMU) 6-3, 6-3

  1. Sam Bossem (PSU) def. Youssef Sadek (JMU) 6-4, 6-2

  1. Edson Sanchez (JMU) def. Malik Bhatnagar (PSU) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

  1. Loren Byers (PSU) def. Oscar Hernandez (JMU) 6-1, 6-2

  1. Charl Morgan (PSU) def. Mathieu Josserand (JMU) 6-4, 6-4

Finish Order: 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6


The Nittany Lions travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers on Friday, April 22 before heading to Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 24 for their last regular season matchup.

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