John Patrick Mullane

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…

Men’s Tennis Blasts Toledo in Home Opener

Over 100 fans filled the MSU Indoor Tennis facility for the 2015 opener versus the University of Toledo Rockets. And the men did not disappoint fans, as they swept Toledo overall, 7-0.

The men had one change on today’s match. Junior Mac Roy was day-to-day in the week, as he had an 104 degree fever earlier in the week, according to head coach Gene Orlando. Roy was kept out of doubles to save his stamina for the singles match and freshman Jasper Koenen took his place.

The change did not matter, as Koenen and Zade won No. 3 doubles easily, 6-1, to kick off the day. Read More…

Buckeyes Bounce Spartans from Big Ten Tournament

Despite going blow-for-blow against the No. 2 ranked team in the country, No. 1 seed Ohio State edged out the No. 8 seed Michigan State men’s tennis team 4-2 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals held in East Lansing, Mich.

The loss brings the Spartans’ final record to 12-14 and their home record to 11-2, with both losses coming to the Buckeyes.

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Michigan State Stumbles against Minnesota

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.

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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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Illinois Stomps Michigan State

The Michigan State men’s tennis team lost 6-1 to No. 11 Illinois, snapping their two-game win streak.

The Spartans (8-11, 2-4) came away with only one singles win as they continue to adjust to life without senior co-captain Aaron Pfister, who missed the game with an injury.

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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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No. 2 Buckeyes a Little Too Much for Spartans

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.

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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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Michigan State Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader

The Michigan State men’s tennis team defeated both Ball State and Eastern Illinois, 7-0 on Saturday.

“It went great, we didn’t lose a set, and we had a good vibe,” senior Aaron Pfister said.

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