Feb. 22, 2013
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Michigan State women's tennis edged Western Michigan, 4-3, in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday evening. The Spartans improved their record to 8-2 after defeating the Broncos.
"The match against Western Michigan always seems to come down to the wire and tonight was no exception," said head coach Simone Jardim. "We came out strong in doubles and started well in singles, but we still have to improve closing out games, sets and matches. We will continue to get mixed results until we can do that consistently."
In doubles play, seniors Nicole Herzog and Michaela Silesova paired up at the No. 2 spot to pick up a win against Nini Sujashvilli and Maggie Remynse, 8-3. Freshman Emily Meyers and sophomore Julianne Gruber notched another 8-3 win over Western Michigan at the third slot.
Senior Marina Bohrer and junior Katarina Lingl both dropped their opponents in two sets 6-3, 6-1, on courts one and six, respectively. After falling in the first set, 6-7, Catherine Parenteau rebounded, 7-6, 6-4, to win the match at second singles.
Next up, the Spartans will face in-state rival Michigan at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
1 Marina Bohrer (MSU) def. Nini Sujashvilli (WMU) 6-3, 6-1
2 Catherine Parenteau (MSU) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-7, 7-6, 6-4
3 Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Olga Chernova (MSU) 6-4, 6-3
4 Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Nicole Herzog (MSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
5 Kelsey King (WMU) def. Emily Meyers (MSU) 6-7, 7-6 6-4
6 Katarina Lingl (MSU) def. Hailey Shanahan (WMU) 6-3, 6-1
1 Marina Bohrer/Catherine Parenteau (MSU) DNF Jill Pastunink/Caroline Aleck (WMU) 6-5
2 Nicole Herzog/Michaela Silesova (MSU) def. Nini Sujashvilli/ Maggie Remynse (WMU) 8-3
3 Emily Meyers/Julianne Gruber (MSU) def. Kelsey King/Hailey Shanahan (WMU) 8-3