There were 60 teams nationally broken up into 15 regions and the Spartans played in Athens, Georgia in a four-team regional. Michigan State had a tough first-round task against host team Georgia, who are ranked No. 8 nationally with highly-ranked doubles and singles players. Read More…
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…
It was an exciting weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Championships were held. The Michigan State men’s tennis team had a successful weekend, advancing to the quarterfinals in both the singles and doubles main draw tournaments.
During the singles portion of the tournament, the Spartans had four participants, including junior John Patrick Mullane, who began play as the No. 8 seed in the 64-player field. Mullane defeated Jorge Gonzalez Soler of UW-Green Bay, Matt Mendez of Ohio State and Eddy Covalschi of Notre Dame before bowing out against No. 13 seed Aron Hiltzik of Illinois in the quarterfinals. Read More…
Michigan State women’s tennis served a split victory at the Midwest Regionals at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Illinois.
The first day of the Midwest Regionals proved victorious as MSU women’s tennis won both of their first round matches and one second round match. Read More…
After spending last weekend in Evanston, Illinois, for the Wildcat Invite, the Spartans women’s tennis team headed east to Northern Ohio for the Akron Invitational. West Virginia and Cornell competed with MSU along with host Akron.
While the Spartans had a successful weekend in singles matches, winning 11 of 18 matches, they struggled in doubles as they were only able to come away victorious in five of 11 matches. Read More…
This past weekend, the Michigan State University women’s tennis team left their friendly confines of East Lansing for the first time this season.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team enjoyed a successful weekend at the 25th annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational with 13 total victories on the first day and 12 on day two.
MSU hosted the University of Detroit-Mercy, Indiana-University Purdue-University Fort Wayne and Toledo at this year’s invitational.
Find your “love” to serve, as Mac Roy from Michigan State men’s tennis walks through how to execute a perfect serve. Host of Match Point, Troy Jefferson, learns a few tips of his own, as Roy dives into the ins and outs from set up to release.
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Spartan Playbook connects sports fans to the most high-profile athletes at Michigan State University. In each episode of Spartan Playbook, the most strategic moves in each sports are explored. Read More…
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.
The No. 61 eighth seeded, Michigan State men’s tennis team will begin the Big Ten Tournament at the outdoor tennis courts on Thursday at 10 a.m. against ninth-seeded Nebraska.
There are a couple of reasons the Spartans should feel confident going into Thursday’s battle. MSU is 10-1 at home this season and MSU defeated Nebraska last month, 4-3.
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.”