Women's Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader
Jan. 19, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team opened its 2014 season strong, claiming both victories in doubleheader action against Toledo and Detroit on Sunday. MSU (2-0, 0-0) swept Toledo 7-0 and beat Detroit 6-1 at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
"Having a doubleheader is always tough because it's a long day and there are more matches than normal," head coach Simone Jardim said. "Overall I was pleased with the way we found a way to win in most of the matches. This is only the beginning, we have a long way to go. We have to get better but we got the job done and we got the win."
MSU Sweeps Toledo
On the singles side, MSU claimed all of the matches. On the No. 1 court, Bohrer took down No. 118th-ranked Chrissy Coffman 6-2, 6-3. On the second court and in her freshman debut of the season, Faulkner defeated Pia Rygh 6-0, 6-7, 10-7. Olga Chernova rolled over Emily Mazzola on the No. 3 court, 6-1, 6-2. Emily Meyers claimed a three-set win over Katelyn Nguyen on the No. 4 court, winning 2-6, 6-2, 10-6. Also in her freshman debut, Athena Trouillot beat Mackenzie Bowman in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Julianne Gruber made it a clean sweep by winning her match on the No. 6 court over Kayleigh Hall 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
MSU Drops Detroit
In the second half of the doubleheader, MSU took two of three doubles matches. Bohrer and Faulkner lost on the top court to Nino Sujashvili and Julia Fernandes 6-3. Parenteau and Trouillot rebounded from their loss earlier in the day to defeat Raina Halabi and Irina Slizovskaya 6-4. Olga Chernova teamed up with freshman Anna Zelechonok at the No. 3 spot and together they defeated Viktoria Laskutova and Elena Strakhova 6-3.
In singles, MSU won five of six matches. Bohrer made quick work of Viktoria Laskutova on the No. 1 court, winning 6-3, 6-2. Faulkner improved to 2-0 in singles for the 2014 season as she defeated Julia Fernandes on the second court 7-5, 6-1. Chernova beat Irina Slizovskaya in three sets on the third court, 3-6, 6-4, 10-4. Meyers fell to Anna Davydova on the No. 4 court, 6-3, 1-6, 10-3. Trouillot, playing on the No. 5 court defeated Elena Straykova 6-2, 6-7(4), 11-9. Senior Katarina Lingl took down Raina Halabi on the sixth court, 6-1, 6-0.
The Spartans will return to action next Sunday as they host Ball State at 11 a.m.
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