Men’s tennis brief DO NOT POST

With the Big East Championships looming, the men's tennis team picked a poor time to snap it's seven-match winning streak. The Golden Eagles fell 4-3 to South Florida Monday in Tampa, Fla.

The Golden Eagles had beaten Central Florida 5-2 in Orlando, Fla. Friday, their eighth win in their last nine contests.

Marquette jumped on the Knights early, and swept doubles play to earn the crucial doubles point. Senior Trent Hagan and junior Niko Boulieris won 8-4 and junior Mark Rutherford and freshman Jonathan Schwerin won a tough match 9-8.

The team continued its strong play, winning four of the matches in singles play. Dusan Medan had a stellar performance, besting Central Florida's Tarek Ben Soltane 6-1, 6-2. Rutherford had maybe the closest victory of the day, defeating Eugene Dolgovykh 7-5, 6-3.

The team will remain in Florida for the Big East Championships, where the Golden Eagles will be the No. 4 seed.