VanderPloeg Clinches 4-3 Upset of #43 Spartans
The Broncos came back from being a point down after the doubles session, taking three of four singles matches in straight sets situations before earning the clinching point in a three-set comeback. Ross VanderPloeg extended his singles win streak to four matches, coming back from a set down against the Spartans' Drew Lied to win the No. 2 singles match 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. The win clinched the team victory for the Broncos, giving them their first win over a ranked opponent since beating #69 Purdue at home on Feb. 27, 2010.
The Spartans swept the Broncos in doubles play, winning all three matches to take the point, and actually led the match 2-0 after posting a win in the No. 4 singles match. Andrew Cahn put the Broncos on the board with a dominant win in No. 6 singles, beating Will Davis 6-1, 6-2. The match was tied at 2-2 when Nadin Indre defeated his second nationally-ranked singles opponent of the year, beating #109 Aaron Pfister 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
Pablo Mora put the Broncos in position to clinch the match with a win in the No. 5 singles over Harry Jadun, but Michigan State took the No. 3 singles match to knot the team match up at 3-3. VanderPloeg outlasted Lied for his fourth straight singles victory, clinching the Broncos' victory.
Western Michigan University 4, #43 Michigan State 3
Mar 08, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)
|1. Nadin Indre (WMU) def. #109 Aaron Pfister (MSU) 7-5, 6-4|
|2. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Drew Lied (MSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3|
|3. John Patrick Mullane (MSU) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Gijs Linders (MSU) def. Ruben Greiner (WMU) 6-3, 6-4|
|5. Pablo Mora (WMU) def. Harry Jadun (MSU) 6-3, 6-4|
|6. Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Will Davis (MSU) 6-1, 6-2|
|1. Harry Jadun/Gijs Linders (MSU) def. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) 8-6|
|2. John Patrick Mullane/Drew Lied (MSU) def. Aaron Wong/Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) 8-6|
|3. Aaron Pfister/Christian Roehmer (MSU) def. Jim Beckwith/Stephen Payne (WMU) 8-5|
|Michigan State 6-6; National ranking #43|
|Western Michigan University 9-7|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,6,1,5,3,2)|