Maryland Splits Friday at Tournament
March 4, 2011
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Maryland men's tennis team split its matches Friday at the HEB Tournament of Champions, defeating Western Michigan, 4-1, before falling to BYU, 4-0.
Maryland was not as fortunate in the semifinals against the 50th-ranked Cougars (8-4) who won at No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 singles to secure the win.
BYU snapped a five-match winning streak for the Terrapins who had won two of their last three against teams in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings.
Laine had his seven-match winning streak come to an end with a 6-1, 6-4 loss to BYU's Thomas Shubert at No. 5 singles.
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, which is serving as host to the two-day event, will play BYU in the Saturday's finals. The Islanders knocked off Purdue in the other semifinal game.
The Terps will play the Boilermakers at 9 a.m. CST Saturday for third place.