MSU's Angus/Stropp Advance To NCAA Doubles Round Of 16

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    URBANA, Ill. ? Day two of the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships saw a Mississippi State men's tennis doubles squad advance to the Round of 16, but also saw its final singles representative fall.

    The 13th-ranked Bulldog duo of Malte Stropp moved on to the Round of 16 with a straight-sets victory after having their match delayed due to inclement weather. Angus and Stropp squared off against North Carolina State's No. 18-ranked tandem of Dave Thomson and Sean Weber, who pushed the MSU duo to a first set tiebreaker. However, the Bulldog pair claimed the breaker 7-6(5) and cruised in the second, earning a 7-6(5), 6-1 victory.

    The win sets up a Round of 16 matchup Friday against Virginia's fourth-ranked and fourth-seeded tandem of Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger. Saturday's match is set to begin at approxiamately 2:30 p.m. CT. Should Angus and Stropp earn a Round of 16 victory, they would earn All-American status for the 2012-13 season.

    Before taking part in doubles Thursday, Stropp, ranked No. 57 in singles play by the ITA, battled Ohio State's 12th-ranked and 9-16 seeded Blaz Rola in a second-round singles matchup. However, the Buckeye junior defeated Stropp 6-1, 6-4, ending MSU's run in the singles bracket. Stropp, who earned All-SEC Second Team honors, finishes the season 22-13 in singles while making his first career appearance in the NCAA Singles field.

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    2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Individual Championships
    May 23, 2013 ? Atkins Tennis Center ? Urbana, Ill.

    Singles ? Second Round
    No. 12 Blaz Rola (Ohio State) [9-16] def. No. 57 Malte Stropp (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-4

    Doubles ? First Round
    No. 13 Malte Stropp (Mississippi State) def. No. 18 Dave Thomson/Sean Weber (North Carolina State) 7-6(5), 6-1

    Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets

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