Michigan State Takes on Tulsa

The Michigan State men’s tennis team hits the road to face off against No. 34 Tulsa on Sunday.

Michigan State (4-4) lost last week to Kentucky, 4-1. Senior Aaron Pfister picked up the only point in singles competition: 6-2, 6-4.

Pfister leads the team with 11 wins in singles competition and is riding a three game win streak.

Tulsa (6-5) grinded out a victory last week against Arkansas, improving to 6-2 at home.

The Spartans are still searching for their first road win, after losing their first four matches away from East Lansing.

Junior Alejandro Espejo leads the Hurricane with 13 wins in singles competitions.

Espejo and senior Japie De Klerk lead Tulsa in doubles competitions with a 9-4 record.

“Playing bigger in the bigger moments,” Michigan State head coach Gene Orlando said is key for his team along with “closing games out late.”

MSU played Tulsa last year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, in which they lost 4-1.

First serve will be Sunday at 12 p.m.

Live scoring will be available for the game.

Troy Jefferson is the host of Match Point for Impact Sports.

Photo: Michigan State University Men’s Tennis