EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Purdue at the Schwartz Tennis Center on Saturday, Apr. 1.
MSU moves to 10-10 on the spring campaign and are still in search of their first conference victory now sitting at 0-4 in the Big Ten. Purdue improved to 12-9 and 1-2 in conference action.
"Purdue was the better team today," said head coach Gene Orlando. "We certainly could have played better but credit to Purdue, their level of play determined the outcome. It's a new day tomorrow and another opportunity with Indiana."
Freshman Doug Francken and sophomore Billy Shisler dropped their No. 2 doubles decision 6-0 and juniors Michael Dube and Jasper Koenen suffered a 6-2 setback at No. 1 doubles to concede the doubles points. Junior Brett Forman and sophomore Alexander Kim's match was left unfinished.
At singles, Shisler lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles. Forman met up with his third ranked player of the season and fell 6-1, 6-2 to #123 Ricky Medinilla at No. 1 singles.
Sophomore Ivan Rakic dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision at No. 4 singles, while Kim fell 6-2, 6-4 to Renan Hanayama at No. 5 singles. Dube lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Koenen battled but was the last to fall at No. 2 singles to #68 Gregerly Madarasz 6-4, 6-4.
Michigan State will conclude its weekend trip tomorrow, April 2 facing off against Indiana in Bloomington. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.