Meet the Spartans: Dana Guentert
2012: Redshirt Junior
Spring: MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship award Singles- Went 8-6 in dual match play... Lead the Spartans on court six with a 6-3 record... Also tallied two wins at the No. 5 spot... Dropped Border of Toledo 6-4, 6-0... Notched a six-match winning streak that lasted from the University of Central Florida (Mar. 2) to the match against No. 41 Indiana (Mar. 31)... Defeated Yacaman of Central Florida, 6-4, 3-6, 4-3... Edged Miller of Stetson, 7-6, 6-0... Topped Boulieris of Ball State, 6-1, 6-0... Recorded a conference win over Lambert of Minnesota, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6... Recorded a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Wisconsin's Markovic... Tallied a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 victory over Fujimoto of No. 41 Indiana... Defeated Silver of Iowa, 7-6, 3-4, retired
Doubles- Lead the Spartans in doubles play with a record of 10-10, going 9-4 on court three... Went undefeated in doubles play in eight straight matches starting with Akron (Jan. 22) and ending with Western Michigan (Feb. 24)... Compiled a 5-2 record on court three alongside Hilary Hager defeating Kuvakin and Berestetska (Akron) 8-4, Rivero and Bhatia (Eastern Michigan) 8-1, Liu and Power (Cleveland State) 8-4, Lee and Dodge of No. 11 Michigan, 8-6, and Remynse and Nivia (Western Michigan) 8-6... Paired up with Jennifer Yen to defeated Baxter and Kimmel of Oakland, 8-5... Partnered with Julianne Gruber to win three matches over Grubb and Reuland (Bowling Green) 8-5, Boulieris and Pickrel (Ball State) 8-7, and Brichavoca and Courter (Minnesota) 8-5... Edged Sandor and Perrotta of No. 50 Penn State, 9-7
Fall: Singles- Won the Draw E Singles Bracket at the Green and White Invite, defeating de'Lisle-Tarr of Eastern Michigan 6-0, 6-3 and Johnson of Bowling Green, 6-4, 6-1... Doubles-Defeated Villajuan and Tachovsky of Louisville at the Spartan Invitational with Hilary Hager
2011: Redshirt Sophomore
Spring: MSU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship award ... Went 12-10 in singles play at the No. 5 and 6 spots ... Opened up the season with back-to-back wins over Kobayashi of IPFW, 6-1, 6-1, and Halabi, 6-0, 6-1 ... Blanked Wald of Miami of Ohio, 6-0, 6-1 ... Defeated Moccia of Western Michigan, 7-5, 6-1 ... Topped Besovic of Missouri, 6-4, 6-4 ... Recorded four conference victories ... Notched a 7-5, 6-1 win over Pere of Purdue ... Defeated Perrota of Penn State, 6-2, 6-1 ... Edged Malley of Ohio State, 6-3, 6-2 ... Captured a win over Iowa's Escobar, 6-1, 6-1 ... Posted an undefeated 6-0 record in doubles alongside Nicole Herzog ... Defeated Fernades and Weldon of Detroit, 8-2 ... Topped Benjamin and Baronayte of Akron, 8-5 ... Tallied an 8-6 victory over Chang and de'Lisle-Tarr of Eastern Michigan ... Won their match against Honiball and Parr of Miami of Ohio by a score of 8-5 ... Edged Pastuninik and Remynse of Western, 9-8 ... Defeated Janek and Lazaris, 8-5.
Fall: Competed in doubles play at the ITA Second Chance Tournament alongside KatarinaLingl, going 2-1 together ... Defeated Chiricosta and Eccleston of Bowling Green, 8-6 ... Posted an 8-5 victory over Dekkinga and Phillips of Northern Illinois.
2010 - Sophomore: Redshirt season
2009 - Freshman
Recipient of the team's Most Improved Player Award ... Finished the season with a singles record of 18-8, with 10 of those wins coming during the spring season, tying for the team-high ... Led the Spartans with six victories during Big Ten play and concluded the spring with eight doubles victories ... Recorded the Spartans' longest winning streak of seven matches ... Posted a perfect 5-0 record in the No. 5 position ... Earned a win over Julie Blackmore of No. 35 Ohio State, 3-6, 6-4, 13-11 ... Recorded an 8-5 win over Anna Dushkina and Kay Kay Magi of Purdue, with partner Lindsey Lonergan, at the Big Ten Tournament ... Teamed with Lonergan to earn an 8-4 victory over Aleksandra Markovic and Jessica Seyferth of Wisconsin ... Posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Rumbidzai Muskewe of Eastern Michigan ... Defeated Danielle Farmer of Gonzaga, 6-1, 6-0 ... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.
Finished the fall with eight wins in singles and five in doubles ... Partnered with Ally Wickman to capture the doubles championship at the Spartan Invitational, going 3-0 during the weekend ... Qualified for the ITA Midwest Regional in singles action and the doubles main draw with partner Ana Milosavljevic ... Captured the singles crown at the Purdue Invitational, going 3-0 at the event ... Defeated Sanda Bjelan of Cleveland State at the Spartan Invitational, 6-1, 6-1 ... Captured the "Flight C" consolation bracket crown at the Wildcat Invitational, finishing with a 3-1 record.
Lettered four years at Brookwood High under head coach Heath Hinton ... 2008 singles finalist at the ITA Summer Circuit Tournament ... Selected as the 2008 Brookwood High School Outstanding Senior ... Helped lead team to consecutive second-place finishes in 2006 and 2007 at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Championships ... 2006 Gwinnett County Player of the Year ... Awarded the 2008 Georgia Tennis Association (GTA) Al Parker Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Co-captain of her tennis team for three consecutive seasons ... Brookwood High School Scholar Athlete award all four years of high school ... Competed with the Georgia Junior Davis Cup/Fed Ex Team for three years ... Was honored with the Brookwood High School Leadership Award ... Member of the National Honors Society.
Born Jan. 26, 1990 in Lansing, Mich. ... Daughter of James and Linda Guentert ... Mother played tennis at Bowling Green State University ... Plans to major in chemistry.