Badgers Best Spartans In Final Road Match
MSU hosts two home matches next weekend.
MADISON, Wis. -
Michigan State men’s tennis couldn’t spoil Wisconsin’s home senior day, falling to the Badgers, 6-1, at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
“We gave it our all but fell short,” said MSU head coach Gene Orlando. “We competed and played great doubles and singles but weren’t able to finish. We are playing well and are taking the positives from the weekend and building from it.”
The Spartans found themselves in a 1-0 hole after doubles play, with senior Jasper Koenen and freshman Josh Mukherjee falling to Daniel Soyfer and Osgar O’Hoisin in a tight match, 7-5, on court two. The Badgers clinched the point on court three, where senior Michael Dube and freshman John Carlin dropped to Lamar Remy and Chase Colton, 6-4. Senior Brett Forman and junior Billy Shisler led the No. 4 doubles pair in the nation of Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge by a score of 6-5 when the match was abandoned.
Dodridge took down Mukherjee in singles action, 6-2, 6-0 on court two. Freshman Davis Wong fell to O’Hoisin, 6-3, 6-4 and Wisconsin clinched the match at No. 4 singles, when Koenen lost to Carranza, 7-6, 6-3.
Dube fought back with a victory over Remy at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7), putting the Green and White on the board.
Forman and Carlin both extended their matches to three sets, but Forman lost to Soyfer on court one by a score of 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, while Carlin fell to Robert Krill, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
“We look forward to playing our best tennis at home next weekend for our senior weekend and conclusion of our regular season,” Orlando added.
MSU returns to East Lansing for matches against Nebraska on Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. and Iowa on Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m. for Senior Day.