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Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe in action for Illinois State. 

The Illinois State University men’s tennis team finished its three-match swing in Tennessee on Feb. 1 by splitting contests between Tennessee State and Belmont. The Redbirds finished the weekend at 2-1 and improved to an overall record of 6-4 this spring.

In their first match of the day, the Redbirds had the brooms out early as they swept both the singles and doubles matches for a 7-0 win. In doubles competition, Diego Emilio Moura Herrera and Aleksa Lazarevic defeated Kato Richardson and Maksims Kazijevs (6-1) and the duo of Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe and Pol Botifoll Rius took down Juan Carlos Rojas Antezana and Alberto Gonzalez Raton (6-1) to secure the doubles point.

ISU showed little signs of trouble in singles action against the Tigers, but ultimately secured the win with six players winning in straight sets.

ISU then dropped a tough match against Belmont to wrap up the weekend's action. Belmont picked up the early doubles point and later in singles competition, Pol Botifoll Rius defeated Hendrick Inno (7-5, 7-5) earning ISU its lone point of the match.

The Redbirds will look to get back to their winning ways next Feb. 8 when they take on Butler at the Butler Bubble at noon CT.

ISU (7), Tennessee State (0)

Doubles:

Diego Emilio Moura Herrera/Aleksa Lazarevic (ISU) def. Kato Richardson/Maksims Kazijevs (TSU) 6-1

Diego Le Gal Perez/ Melker Isaakson (ISU) def. Larry Sloan/Leandros Misdrachis (TSU) 6-4

Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe/Pol Botifoll Rius (ISU) def. Juan Carlos Rojas Antezana/Alberto Gonzalez Raton (TSU) 6-2

Singles:

Diego Le Gal Perez (ISU) def. Maksims Kazijevs (TSU) 7-5, 6-2

Pol Botifoll Rius (ISU) def. Juan Carlos Rojas Antezana (TSU) 7-5, 6-4

Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe (ISU) def. Leandros Misdrachis (TSU) 6-1, 6-2

Melker Isaakson (ISU) def. Larry Sloan (TSU) 7-5, 6-2

Nam Pham (ISU) def. Alberto Gonzalez Raton (TSU) 6-1, 6-1

Aleksa Lazarevic (ISU) def. Kato Richardson (TSU) 6-0, 6-0

Belmont (6), ISU (1)

Doubles:

Marki Ilic/Hendrick Inno (BEL) def. Diego Emilio Moura Herrera/Aleksa Lazarevic (ISU) 6-3

Felix Rauch/Taisei Miyamoto (BEL) def. Diego Le Gal Perez/Melker Isaakson (ISU) 4-5 (unfinished)

Vincent Sterkens/Grant Kelly (BEL) def. Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe/Pol Botifoll Rius (ISU) 6-3

Singles:

Felix Rauch (BEL) def. Diego Le Gal Perez (ISU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Pol Botifoll Rius (ISU) def. Hendrick Inno (BEL) 7-5, 7-5

Marko Ilic (BEL) def. Jorge Adair Bartra Quispe (ISU) 7-6, 7-6

Arthur Toledo (BEL) def. Melker Isaakson (ISU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Taisei Miyamoto (BEL) def. Nam Pham (ISU) 6-1, 6-2

Vincent Sterkens (BEL) def. Aleksa Lazarevic (ISU) 2-6, 7-6, 7-6

MATT PETROVITCH is a Sports Reporter for The Vidette. He can be contacted at mdpetro1@ilstu.edu Follow him on Twitter at @matt_petrovitch 


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