TULSA, Okla. – Play at the 2013 ITA All-American Championships concluded Friday for the Mississippi State men’s tennis squad, as the sixth-ranked duo of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp dropped an 8-5 decision to Memphis’ No. 18 tandem of David O’Hare and Joe Salisbury in the round of 16.
The Bulldog team got off to a hot start, going up a break 3-1 to start the match. The MSU tandem upped their lead to 4-1 before the Tiger duo reeled off six-consecutive games to take a 7-4 lead. Angus and Stropp earned a break to cut the Memphis lead to 7-5, but could not continue the rally, as O’Hare and Salisbury pulled out the 8-5 victory.
The Maroon and White return to action Thursday, Oct. 10, at the ITA Southern Region Indoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The tourney will consist of the best players from across the ITA Southern Region, which consists of the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
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MSU Results At The 2013 ITA All-American Championships
October 4, 2013 – Tulsa, Okla.
Doubles – Main Draw
Round of 16 – No. 18 David O’Hare/Joe Salisbury (Memphis) def. No. 6 Jordan Angus/Stropp (MSU)  8-5
Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets