Men's Tennis Heads to Tennessee
Jan. 16, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - No. 52 Michigan State men's tennis hits the road for the first time in 2013 this weekend, as they travel down south for two weekend matches against No. 33 Memphis and No. 37 Vanderbilt. MSU faces off against the Tigers of Memphis on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. before traveling to Nashville, Tenn., to face Vanderbilt on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m.
A LOOK AT MEMPHIS
The Tigers currently have two singles players ranked, with junior Joe Salisbury coming in at No. 64 and junior Johnny Grimal entering in at No. 70. Sophomore David O'Leary was named the Most Outstanding Player on the White Squad at the conclusion of the weekend. O'Leary was a first-team Conference USA selection last season, and set a school record for consecutive singles victories during the dual season with 21.
The match against the Spartans will be the official dual season opener for Memphis.
SCOUTING THE COMMODORES
PFISTER NAMED BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
SPARTANS PREP FOR WEEK TWO
MSU opened its 2013 dual season last weekend with a doubleheader at the MSU Indoor Facility against Wright State and Detroit. The Spartans opened the day with a narrow victory over the Raiders of WSU 4-3, after losing the doubles point. Picking up their confidence for the afternoon match, MSU came out with an impressive 7-0 sweep of the Titans.
In singles play, juniors Aaron Pfister and Drew Lied led the way for the Spartans in singles play, as they both picked up two wins in the No. 1 and 2 positions, respectively. The duo also paired to earn a doubles match victory in the one position against Wright State.
Sophomore Gijs Linders also totaled three victories on the day, taking both his singles matches in the No. 3 position and earning a doubles victory at the No. 1 position against Detroit with fellow sophomore Harry Jadun.
In total, the Spartans picked up nine singles victories and four wins in doubles play on the weekend.
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