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Michigan State Returns Home For Weekend Matches

April 6, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. The Michigan State men’s tennis team will return home for an action-packed weekend with two home matches, an alumni and team banquet, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 men’s tennis Big Ten Champions.

“It’s been a great week of practice and the team is continuing to get better each week,” said head coach Gene Orlando. “We are ready to play our best tennis of the season this weekend.”

The Last Meeting
Michigan State0
No. 44 Wisconsin7
April 8, 2016
Madison, Wis.
Spartans Start Big Ten Road Trip with Setback
MSU men's tennis team falls to No. 44 Wisconsin, 7-0, to kick off Big Ten road trip

The Last Meeting
Michigan State0
Minnesota4
April 10, 2016
Minneapolis, Minn.
Spartans lose to Minnesota, 4-0
MSU men's tennis team falls to Minnesota, 4-0, to close out Big Ten weekend road trip

Michigan State will welcome in a pair of ranked Big Ten opponents this weekend, first with #29 Wisconsin on Saturday, April 8 at 12 p.m. and then will play host to #32 Minnesota on April 9 at noon. MSU has faced four nationally ranked teams and the conclusion of the weekend will have met up with six. The matches are set to be held at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts but if weather does not permit will be moved to the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.

The Spartans are currently 10-11 overall and 0-5 in Big Ten action. MSU is looking to snap a five-match winning streak, its last victory was a 7-0 sweep against Niagara on March 12. Wisconsin enters the weekend with a 13-3 overall mark and a 4-1 conference record. Minnesota will face Michigan before meeting up with the Spartans but currently hold an overall record of 14-5 and 3-2 in the Big Ten.

The team will hold its annual 2017 Tennis Alumni and Team Banquet this Saturday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. The team will honor the current student-athletes as well as celebrate and recognize the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Big Ten Champions. The 1967 team went 15-4 overall and an unblemished 9-0 in the conference to pick up the second Big Ten Championship in MSU men’s tennis history.

 

 

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