Harry Jadun

“Dog Days” for Men’s Tennis

Big goals from last weekend turned into question marks, as the Spartans had a rude awakening on Saturday against in-state rival, Western Michigan.

“It was a perfect storm of events that just didn’t go our way,” explained senior tennis player Harry Jadun. “They’re a tough team and those guys came to play.”

The match against Western Michigan had all of the ingredients for a win. The Spartans started off by winning its doubles point and had early momentum, but junior John Patrick Mullane endured soreness in his shoulder during the day. He still played his full doubles match with a sore shoulder and also his singles match, but ended up losing 6-3, 6-3. Read More…

Electric Crowd Witnesses Tennis Heartbreaker

“Wow, I’ve never played in front of this many people. These fans are so behind you.”

Freshman tennis player Jasper Koenen was amazed by the 180 plus spectators packed in the MSU Indoor tennis facility on Thursday afternoon, as the MSU men’s tennis team took on the University of Memphis, who are ranked No. 21 in the country.

The stakes were big, it was the third home match of the season and over 1000 people were invited on a Facebook event; it had all the characteristics of an enticing match. However, the Spartans could not hang on in the end and dropped a close match to Memphis, 5-2. Read More…

Riding Win Streak, Men’s Tennis Faces a Familiar Foe

Last week, the Spartan men’s tennis team were injury ridden and anticipating the challenging, chippy teams of Ball State and Eastern Illinois.

“Playing on the road is never easy and Ball State has been a competitive team for as long as I know,” said head coach Gene Orlando last week. “They won the conference tournament in the MAC, which has some quality teams.”

Ball State is Orlando’s alma mater. And last year, Michigan State had a scare by only winning the meet, 4-3. But the men dominated both Ball State and Eastern Illinois last weekend, 7-0, and now have five-straight victories. Read More…

Win over Detroit Clinches Weekend Sweep for Men’s Tennis

The men kept the victory balls rolling, as they won their second match of the weekend against Detroit Mercy, 7-0, in a double-header on Saturday.

In doubles, Jasper Koenen and Doug Zade finished doubles first in quick work, 6-0.

Sophomore Mac Roy, who sat out doubles earlier in the day against Toledo due to sickness and fatigue, returned to doubles against Detroit. Read More…

Jadun, Orlando Look for Urgency to Continue in Home Opener

Tomorrow is the 2015 home opener for No. 59 Michigan State men’s tennis, as they take on University of Toledo and University of Detroit — both who do not crack the Top 75 rankings.

But the lower rankings does not mean it will be an easy task, according to head coach Gene Orlando.

“These teams may not have the rankings like a Duke or a Georgia, but this weekend for these two teams is a championship weekend,” Orlando said. “It’s Superbowl weekend and this is kind of like their Superbowl…everyone wants the success that we’ve had and it’s a measure mark for them.” Read More…

Men’s Tennis Struggles on Road, Women Win Both Matches

It was a flurry of matches over the weekend for Michigan State tennis, as the men’s and women’s teams both kicked off the 2015 season against tough opponents.

But only the women were able to survive the storm, albeit at home. Read More…

The Pact – #28 – 4/28/14

Fino opens this week’s episode of The Pact with a rant on the alleged racist comments of L.A. Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling.

After a quick break, Lou and Austin wrap up the Bruins vs. Wings series and Lou cashes in on the two’s pre-series bet.

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The Pact – #27 – 4/21/14

This week on The Pact, Austin and Lou talk Wings and Bruins. The Wings took Game One, but the Bruins evened the series with a decisive Game Two win. What will our panelists have to say?

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Spartans Complete Senior Weekend Sweep

For the Michigan State men’s tennis team, winning at home has become a recurring theme this season. The Spartans defeated No. 59 Indiana, 6-1, en route to their fourth consecutive home win.

“I don’t know, maybe it’s the fans, we get it done at home,” junior Harry Jadun said.

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Spartans Grind out Victory

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.

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The Pact – #25 – 4/7/14

With March Madness drawing to a close, the NHL playoffs are taking the spotlight.

In the first half of the show, Fino moderates as Lou and Austin debate the Wings’ chances in the upcoming playoffs. If the pieces fall into place, is Detroit a Stanley Cup contender?

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Wildcats Send Spartans Packing

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.

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The Pact – #24 – 3/31/14

The state of Michigan had a rough day on Sunday. Both the Spartans and Wolverines fell in the Elite Eight.

Faith fills in for Fino as the rest of the gang shares their thoughts on MSU’s heartbreaking defeat to No.7 UConn at Madison Square Garden.

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Spartans Crush Hawkeyes

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).

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The Pact – #23 – 3/24/14

March Madness is upon us and The Pact has you covered.

MSU basketball is front and center with both men’s and women’s tournaments, as Spartan Nation has its eyes fixed on two national titles.

Fino, Faith and Austin open the show with an analysis of the men’s run thus far. Who has stepped up in the clutch, and who needs to show more? These three break it down.

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Spartans Tennis Prepares for Big Test

The Michigan State (6-9, 0-2) men’s tennis team will try and keep their home undefeated streak alive Sunday against No. 2 Ohio State.

The Spartans lost a heartbreaker Friday to Penn State, 4-3.

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The Pact – #21 – 3/10/14

In the first show following spring break, MSU basketball is front and center. Both the men and women look to pick up their play before heading into the NCAA tournaments.

Fino, Faith and Lou discuss the recent struggles of the men’s team and give their predictions for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament in the show’s first portion.

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Michigan State Falls to Harvard

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.

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Spartans Open Big Ten Competition versus Bitter Rivals

Michigan State (5-5) travels to Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday night to take on the Michigan Wolverines (5-4).

“It’s special (playing against Michigan),” head coach Gene Orlando said. “They bring out a certain level of focus in our guys.”

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