Michigan State (10-13, 4-6) started off senior weekend with a bang, defeating No. 28 Purdue 5-2 at the outdoor tennis courts.
“It feels good to finally get one, especially for the seniors who were trying to give them a good sendoff,” said freshman Brett Forman, who won in both doubles and singles competition.
Forman is 18-11 on the season in singles competition and 13-10 in doubles competition.
“It was a good match. It was fun to get the win,” said Lied, who defeated Purdue’s Szymon Tatarczyk in singles play 6-3, 7-5.
Lied’s win on court one clinched the victory for the Spartans.
Michigan State continued their home dominance, pushing their record in East Lansing to 9-1.
The Spartans have a chance to continue their winning ways with Indiana coming to town on Sunday and the Big Ten Championships coming to East Lansing next week.
RESULTS Doubles: 1) Lied/Mullane (MSU) def. #70 Tatarczyk/Medinilla (PU) 8-6 2) #85 Acosta/Dujovne (PU) def. Linders/Jadun (MSU) 8-4 3) Pfister/Forman (MSU) def. Kovacs/Silva (PU) 8-7(5) Singles: 1) Lied (MSU) def. Tatarczyk (PU) 6-3, 7-5 2) Medinilla (PU) def. Mullane (MSU) 6-4, 6-3 3) Pfister (MSU) def. Kovacs (PU) 6-4, 6-1 4) Forman (MSU) def. Dujovne (PU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 5) Acosta (PU) def. Linders (MSU) 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(2) 6) Jadun (MSU) def. Silva (PU) 7-6(7), 6-3
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Multimedia journalist Zach Fanko contributed to this recap.
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