The No. 1 doubles duo of Rolando Torrellas and Jakub Eisner picked up the lone win of the day for the Redbirds with an 8-5 defeat of Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Van Damrongsri
The Redbirds hit the road again this Friday, March. 7, to face No. 38 ranked Louisville at 1 p.m. CT at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
The Redbirds return to action Feb. 8, as they play host to Western Michigan at 2:30 p.m.
The Redbirds return to action next Saturday as they host Belmont at the Evergreen Racquet Club, matches begin at 2:30 p.m.
The Illinois State men's tennis team wrapped up day two of the Missouri Valley Individual Championships at Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
Prior to Illinois State Tabbed as a four-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net... Finished his high school career at Rockwood Summit with a 96-9 record... Led Rockwood Summit High School to back-to-back second-place finishes at the 2012 and 2011 Missouri State High School Activities Association Championships (MSHSAA)... Ranked No. 2 in the state of Missouri by TennisRecruting.net, and No. 3 in the Great Plains region... Posted a 27-1 and 26-2 record in his junior and senior years... Placed fifth at the MSHSAA State Championships in 2010 after compiling a 23-1 record... State qualifier freshman year, and posted a record of 20-5. Also recruited by: Bradley, Creighton, and Western Michigan.
Personal Born March, 2 1995 in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in Marketing... Son of Cary and Sheri Steffens... Has two younger sisters, Jesse and Savanna, and a younger brother, Donovan.