Jan. 22, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University women’s tennis improved its record to 3-0 after defeating Eastern Michigan 4-3 at home, Tuesday evening. After losing the doubles point, the Spartans rebounded to win four singles matches.
“The team came out sluggish in doubles and Eastern did a good job on playing aggressively on courts one and two,” said head coach Simone Jardim. “We challenged the girls to come out and play aggressively in singles and the girls jumped on their opponents right away. We are happy with how they responded but we will take this as a learning experience to build on throughout the season.”
In doubles, junior Marina Bohrer and sophomore Catherine Parenteau fell to Nino Mebuke and Klara Supejova of Eastern, 8-5, on court one. Senior Nicole Herzog and senior Michaela Silesova suffered an 8-4 loss to Daphne Friedrichs and Mariya Toncheva. At No. 3 freshman Emily Meyers and sophomore Julianne Gruber produced an impressive win against Ankita Bhatia and Zsofia Biro, 8-1.
On court one, Bohrer continued her singles winning streak gaining a win against the Eagles' Mebuke 6-0, 6-2. Parenteau at the No. 2 spot won the first set 6-2, before falling 6-2, 6-4 to Supejova. Olga Chernova topped Friedrichs 6-4 in the first set before Friedrichs tallied wins in sets two and three, 7-5, 10-5. Herzog dominated Toncheva on court four as she recorded a Spartan victory, 6-2, 6-1. Junior Katarina Lingl tallied a 7-6, 6-2 win in a match-up against Ankita Bhatia. Meyers defeated Biro, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6.
The Green and White will face Ball State and Detroit on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.