March 24, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Seniors Sarah Andrews and Jessica Baron earned the only Spartan victory at No. 3 doubles as the No. 74 Michigan State women's tennis team suffered its second-straight road loss, falling to No. 47 Purdue, 7-0, on Saturday. The loss came as the Spartans (10-4) faced their first conference opponent.
In doubles, Michigan State dropped the point with losses at No. 1 and No. 2. At No. 1, Christine Bader and Stephanie Kebler fell to the No. 33-ranked duo of Mallory Voelker and Brooke Beier, 8-1. Ana Milosavljevic and Pascale Schnitzer were narrowly defeated by Neela Vaez and Cigdem Duru, 9-7, at No. 2.
At No. 3, Andrews and Baron came away with an 8-3 win over Purdue's Randi Schuler and Lauren Shumate.
The Spartans were defeated in each of the six singles matches for the 7-0 final. With the win, Purdue advanced its record to 9-2 (2-0, Big Ten). Michigan State will look to rebound as it continues conference play at Illinois tomorrow at noon.