March 8, 2013
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - MSU tennis dropped a hard-fought match at Western Michigan on Friday afternoon, 4-3, in its last non-conference contest of the season. Michigan State took the doubles point but went on to lose four of six singles matches.
The Spartans jumped in front early, earning the doubles point after sweeping the three matches. Harry Jadun and Gijs Linder took down Nadin Indre and Ruben Greiner in the No. 1 slot, 8-6. At No. 2, JP Mullane and Drew Lied topped Aaron Wong and Ross VanderPloeg, 8-6. The duo of Aaron Pfister and Christian Roehmer beat Jim Beckwith and Stephen Payne, 8-5.
Gijs Linders continued the momentum for MSU in the No. 4 spot, taking down Ruben Greiner, 6-3, 6-4.
At No. 5, Harry Jadun fell to Pablo Mora, 6-2, 6-4. The Spartans evened the score at three after freshman JP Mullane topped Aaron Wong, 6-4, 6-4.
In the deciding match Drew Lied narrowly fell to Ross VaderPloeg, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 2 spot.
Michigan State opens Big Ten play against Michigan on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m., at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.