Zhong Impresses as Men’s Tennis Falls to Millikin

The Illinois Tech Men’s Tennis team opened the home schedule on February 11 at XS Tennis. Despite going 4-2 in the singles portion of the match, the Scarlet Hawks were defeated 5-4 behind a dominant doubles performance by the Big Blue.

How it Happened

  • Franklin Zhong was the story of the day in #1 singles. He earned the victory for the Scarlet Hawks despite facing one of the top players in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (Jacob Palley), winning 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.
  • The Scarlet Hawks also won in the #4 singles spot thanks to a great day from Mike Rivich (6-2, 7-6).
  • Adam Laitinen was dominant in #5 singles, winning 6-4, 6-0.
  • In #6 singles, Broderick Croonquist won 6-2, 6-4.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks will play at Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m.