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Men’s Tennis Takes on Purdue, Indiana to Conclude Road Stretch

March 31, 2017

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 Meeting
No. 53 Purdue4
Michigan State0
April 2, 2016
East Lansing, Mich.
Spartans Fall to No. 53 Purdue, 4-0, in Home Big Ten Tilt
MSU men's tennis team falls to No. 53 Purdue, 4-0, at MSU Indoor Tennis Facility on Saturday

The Last Meeting
Michigan State1
April 3, 2016
East Lansing, Mich.

The Spartans are looking to snap a three-match losing streak and nab their first Big Ten Conference victory of the season as they sit at 10-9 and 0-3 on the year. Purdue holds an overall record of 12-9 and 1-2 in conference action and the Boilermakers are coming off of a 4-0 loss to #20 Northwestern the previous weekend. Indiana is 10-7 on the year and 1-2 in Big Ten but the Hoosiers will have a match against #18 Michigan before facing the Spartans.

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.



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