Michigan's Evan King reaches NCAA tennis Sweet 16, EMU baseball loses at MAC tournament and more Thursday results
Evan King made Michigan history on Thursday while Denise Muresan saw her singles tennis career come to an end in Palo Alto, Calif.
King, a sophomore from Chicago, beat Texas Tech's Gonzalo Escobar 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first Michigan men's tennis player since 1992 to advance to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championships.
He'll face a familiar opponent, Ohio State's Blaz Rola, in the Round of 16. The players met twice during the season with Rola winning both in three sets.
King also won his doubles match with senior Jason Jung. They'll face Baylor's Roberto Maytin and John Peers in a third-round match on Friday.
In the women's competition, Muresan was beaten by 2010 NCAA singles champion Chelsey Gullickson of Georgia (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) in Thursday's second round.
According to MGoBlue.com, Muresan is the winningest player in Michigan history, going 111-45 in four years.
BASEBALL Kent State 5, Eastern Michigan 4: A three-run rally in the sixth inning led top-seeded Kent State to a comeback win over in the second round of the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament Thursday in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Eagles had taken a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth when freshman Lee Longo hit a solo home run and Matt Hitt scored on a wild pitch. Jimmy Rider had a two-run double for Kent State in the sixth. Longo also homered in the second inning, accounting for half of Eastern's four hits. The Eagles will play Northern Michigan in an elimination game at 9 a.m. Friday. (Details)
MEN'S TRACK NCAA East Region Preliminary Rounds: Michigan's Bradley James was among a five-way tie for ninth place in the high jump, but missed qualifying for nationals (top 12) due to number of attempts missed. Ali Arastu advanced to Friday's quarterfinals of the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. (Details)
WOMEN'S TRACK NCAA East Preliminary Round: Michigan's Kiley Tobel qualified for the NCAA Championships in the pole vault while Jillian Smith (800 run), Rebecca Addison (800 run) and Alexandria Williams (400 hurdles) all advanced to Friday's quarterfinals in their respective events. (Details)