Men’s Tennis Takes on Purdue, Indiana to Conclude Road Stretch
Spartans will head to the state of Indiana for a two-match weekend.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men’s tennis team hits the road for a pair of matches as they continue Big Ten action this weekend. MSU will face Purdue on Saturday, April 1, with the match set to begin at 2 p.m. The Spartans will then travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on Indiana on Sunday, April 2 and the match is set to begin at 2 p.m.
“Purdue and Indiana have had good starts to their seasons and both have had signature wins,” said head coach Gene Orlando. “We have approached this week like every other week, sharpening our skills during and the week and competing like Spartans on the weekend. We are looking forward to two Big Ten showdowns.”
The last time out, MSU fell 7-0 in a tough battle to #2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point early and the Spartans were unable to bounce back in the singles competition.
Juniors Brett Forman and Jasper Koenen are leading the Spartans in singles play who both have a team-best 10 wins, while junior Michael Dube has picked up nine victories this spring season. Dube and Koenen are also leading the pack in doubles action picking up 10-wins at No. 1 doubles.
Michigan State is leading the all-times series against Purdue at 47-28, and trailing Indiana 22-57.
MSU returns home next weekend to host Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Spartans will host Wisconsin on April 8, at 12 p.m. before welcoming Minnesota at 12 p.m. on April 9.