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.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team lost their last away game of the season 5-2 to Minnesota, bringing their road record to 1-11.
The Spartans (9-13, 3-6) split their weekend series against Minnesota and Wisconsin. Michigan State will close the regular season portion of their schedule this upcoming weekend.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team defeated No. 74 Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. on Friday, snapping their two-game losing streak.
Michigan State (9-12, 3-5) swept the doubles matches, which usually is a good sign for the Spartans. MSU has a 9-1 record when they win the doubles point.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team is on a two-game Big Ten losing streak after losing to No. 37 Northwestern, 6-1 Sunday afternoon.
The Wildcats took two of the three doubles matches against the No. 73 Spartans (8-12, 2-5). Gijs Linders/Harry Jadun defeated Northwestern’s Sam Shropshire/Konrad Zieba, giving Michigan State the win on court two.
The Michigan State men’s tennis team completed the weekend Big Ten sweep after beating Iowa on Sunday afternoon, 5-2.
The Spartans (8-10, 2-3) are on a two-game win streak, both of which came against ranked teams (No. 71 Iowa and No. 58 Nebraska).
Michigan State continued their home dominance with a win against No. 58 Nebraska. The 4-3 win marked the Spartans first conference win.
“We knew we had to start the winning ways if we were going to try and make a run,” said MSU head coach Gene Orlando. “I’m really proud of how the guys fought.”
Despite a strong effort by Michigan State (6-10, 0-3), the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-2, 3-0) defeated the Spartans 5-2 Sunday. The loss was the Spartans first loss at home this season.
The Buckeyes extended their Big Ten regular season match win streak to 86-consecutive matches.
The Harvard Crimson proved to be a little too strong for the Spartans, as Michigan State lost their second-straight match to bring their record to 5-7.
Harvard swept Michigan State in doubles play, but it was not easy.
Michigan State’s men’s tennis team travels to Lexington, Ky. to take on No. 17 Kentucky on Sunday.
The Spartans (4-3) swept a home doubleheader last week, 7-0, against Ball State and Eastern Illinois.