EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men’s tennis team will take to the road for one match against No. 3 Ohio State. The Spartans will face their fourth ranked team of the season at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24.
Michigan State currently sits at 10-8 on the year and 0-2 in Big Ten action. Ohio State is 16-3 and has yet to start conference play with Michigan State being its first contender.
“The Spartans are ready and eager to take on No. 3 Ohio State,” said head coach Gene Orlando. “They have been the team to beat the past decade and we look forward to the opportunity. Yes it will be a challenge but we are playing to win and if we extend matches long enough every team has a breaking point. Our goal is to get to that point and finish.”
MSU is looking to bounce back from two losses last weekend, which opened up the start of Big Ten play. Michigan State fell to No. 14 Michigan 7-0 on Friday, March 17, then conceded a 6-1 match to Penn State on Sunday, March 19. Sophomore Michael Dube had the highlights of the weekend earning a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles against Penn State and picking up another victory against PSU at No. 1 doubles with junior Jasper Koenen.
Ohio State is also on a two-match losing streak, dropping both its contests over the past weekend. The Buckeyes fell to a pair of ranked teams in a 4-3 loss to No. 8 Texas, and another 4-3 loss to No. 11 Texas A&M.