Jan. 19, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team opened the 2013 season sweeping the University of Dayton and Oakland University. Four Spartans, Marina Bohrer, Catherine Parenteau, Olga Chernova and Emily Meyers, compiled a 2-0 singles record on the day.
"I'm really proud of the way we competed today," said head coach Simone Jardim. "I am looking forward to the next challenge. Our hard work showed in our performance and it produced great results."
Michigan State 7, University of Dayton 0
In the dual meet against Dayton, Bohrer and Parenteau teamed up to defeat Carly Peck and Maureen Stevens, 8-2. At the No. 2 spot, senior Nicole Herzog and senior Michaela Silesova posted 8-4 against Flyers' Katie Boeckman and Sammi Hornbager. Spartan junior Katarina Lingl and sophomore Julianne Gruber had a 8-1 victory in a dual against Erin Filbrandt and Georgia Lammers.
Bohrer and Lingl then went on to singles and notched impressive 6-1, 6-0 wins against Hornbager and Filbrandt, respectively. Parenteau recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory in her face off against Dayton's Peck. Chernova downed Stevens in two sets 6-1, 6-2, before Herzog topped Boeckman 6-4, 6-2. Meyers earned the final Spartan win against the Flyers, 6-0, 6-0, versus Victoria Marchant.
Michigan State 7, Oakland University 0
Herzog and Silesova paired up on court one as they tallied an 8-2 win against Emily Raidt and Tamara Blum. Gruber and Meyers gained a win at No. 2 in a face off against Golden Grizzlies' Grace Keating and Karine Celis, 8-0. Spartans' Lingl and Yen finished up doubles play as they edged past Camille Sabourin and Juliana Guevara, 8-3.
Leading the way for the Spartans in singles play was Bohrer with her 6-3, 6-0 win against Raidt. Parenteau defeated Celis, 6-1, 6-0, and Chernova topped Blum 7-5, 6-1, at No. 3. Meyers continued her winning streak as she edged past Oakland's Sabourin, 6-2, 6-1. Silesova produced an impressive 6-1, 6-3 win on court five against Guevara. The night concluded as Gruber took down Keating in two sets, 6-2, 6-1.
Michigan State will continue its streak of home competitions as the Spartans take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The match will be located at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility and begin at 4 p.m.