EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's tennis team lost a close 4-3 match to Indiana on Sunday, April 2. Michigan State fell to 10-11 on the season and 0-5 in the Big Ten. Indiana improved to 11-8 and 2-3 in conference action.
MSU lost the doubles point to head into singles action down 1-0. Sophomore Alexander Kim and junior Brett Forman lost 6-2 at No. 2 doubles, while sophomore Billy Shisler and freshman Doug Francken fell 6-1 at No. 3 doubles to drop the doubles point.
Shisler, Forman and junior Jasper Koenen all picked up wins in singles play. Shisler defeated Zac Brodney at No. 6 singles 7-6 (11-9), 6-2 and Koenen added a victory at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-3. Forman picked up the last MSU victory defeating #121 Antonio Cembellin 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 10-4 but the Spartans were unable to round up enough points falling to Indiana 4-3.
Michigan State will pick back up with a four-match homestretch. The Spartans will begin the homestreak with Wisconsin on April 8 at 12 p.m. MSU will round out the weekend welcoming Minnesota to campus on April 9.