Terps Fall at No. 56 Penn State, 5-2
Feb. 7, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Maryland men's tennis team dropped its first match of the 2010 season Sunday, losing on the road against No. 56 Penn State, 5-2.
The Terps (3-1) started out slow, getting edged for the doubles point and dropping the first two singles matches to fall behind 3-0 to the Nittany Lions (4-1).
Sergio Wyss, playing at No. 1 singles, then picked up Maryland's first point of the match. After dropping the first set to Penn State's Ryan Gormley, Wyss rallied to win the final two sets for a 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 victory.
Maryland put up a strong fight in the last three matches of the day, but was unable to overcome the initial deficit.
At No. 2 singles, Ryan Lissner won the first set in a tiebreaker the Nittany Lions' Eddie Bourchier, but Bourchier came back to win the last two sets and clinch the match for Penn State.
Maryland's Tommy Laine won the Terps' only other point on the day, defeating Penn State's Taylor Cohen, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 6 singles.
Laine also won one of the three doubles matches, combining with Jesse Kiuru to defeat Taylor Cohen and Guillaume St-Maurice 8-7 (7-4).
The Terps will be back in action next weekend, playing host to UNC Greensboro at 3 p.m. on Friday and visiting No. 73 William & Mary at noon next Sunday.