Sophomore Nils Mueggenburg, who ended his freshman campaign ranked 15th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional rankings, leads the returners to the UMSL men's tennis team. (Photo by Danny Reise)

Under the direction of 17th-year head coach Rick Gyllenborg, the University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons have returned five players from last year’s men’s tennis team, which finished with a 10-8 overall record.

Among the returners is sophomore Nils Mueggenburg, who ended his freshman campaign ranked 15th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional rankings. He posted a 12-6 singles mark, including a 7-5 record at No. 1 and tallied a 15-8 doubles mark, playing mostly at No. 1.

Two other key sophomores return in Tim McLarty and Harry Heyburn. McLarty was 11-4 in singles action last year, playing mostly at Nos. 2 and 3, while Heyburn was 10-7 in singles, including 6-5 at No. 2.

UMSL also returns sophomore Nils Corrales and junior Tim Gorter. Corrales was 12-5 in singles play a year ago, including 5-0 at the No. 6 spot, while Gorter split time at Nos. 3-5 singles, posting a 12-11 record.

Newcomers include Corrales’ younger brother, Irving, and fellow freshman Milos Vukicevi.

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