In singles play, all six matches were in the second set when play was stopped and moved indoors. After a 40 minute delay, Bjelica took the court and quickly closed out UAB's Kristjan Mitrovski by a score of 6-1, 6-2 at the #1 position to give State a 2-0 lead. At the #2 position, MSU's Mouillon outbattled Blazer Anton Mavrin for a hard fought 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4) win. Bulldog senior Pinto clinched the match for the Bulldogs, also winning a third set tiebreaker by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3) over UAB's Sebastian Falk. The other three singles matches were suspended when MSU clinched the match. With the win, the Bulldogs are now 21-1 all time against UAB and have won 13 straight in the series.
"I am proud of the way our guys battled today," said MSU head coach Sylvain Guichard. "Both teams had to fight some tough circumstances with the weather, but we were able to focus and get a win over a very fine UAB team."
The Bulldogs next action will be Feb. 9 when the Bulldogs travel to Jackson, Miss. to take on Mississippi at 5 p.m. in the ninth-annual River Hills Cup.