Fall 2004: Competed at the Wolverine Invitational in singles and competed with Eilene Cotter at doubles...also competed at The Yonex Spartan Cup with MacKenzie Hanna in doubles.
Spring 2004: Did not compete.
Fall 2003: Competed in The Spartan Cup.
2002-03: Did not compete.
2001-02: Did not compete.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Paul Dull ... all league as a freshman and senior ... selected as captain 2000, `01 ... ranked No. 4 in state in 1997 ... 19-5 doubles record as a freshman and 13-4 singles mark as a senior.
Personal: Born April 11, 1983 ... daughter of Skip and Marsha Macholz ... father played football for MSU from 1972-76.
Coach Bauer's Comments:
"Marissa comes to the program with a great familiarity of Michigan State and the area having gone to high school in East Lansing. I can see improvements in her game each day and I think that she will benefit greatly from the team environment and matchplay. Marissa has been working in practice to add to her game and I can see that if she sticks to it she will be able to develop a style that is much more physical and tactically sound.
"Marissa has many of the pieces of the puzzle and training will help place those together to result in a more defined and consistent approach to point play. I look for Marissa to develop a strong service and to bring her baseline game more forward into the court to pressure opponents. Marissa has room to grow and has the chance to be one of our most improved athletes."