EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women’s tennis team picked up its third straight Big Ten victory with a 5-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. It was the first conference home match of the season for the Spartans and the match was held outside on a beautiful spring day in East Lansing. MSU improves to 13-4 on the season, including 3-1 in the Big Ten with the win.
“It was another outstanding performance from our Spartan women,” said head coach Kim Bruno. We have done a great job sticking with the game plan and adjusting when necessary. These women are coachable and coming together at the right moments and I am so proud to be a part of this program.
MSU won the doubles point after the duos of Emily Metcalf and Davina Nugyen, and Aslina Chua and Lexi Baylis each earned wins. Both pairs won their matches 6-2. The Spartans have now taken the doubles point in each of their victories this season.
In singles play, MSU picked up four more victories to secure the win. Erin Faulkner bounced back after dropping the first set and won the second set 6-2 before winning the tiebreaker to win her fourth consecutive match.
Emily Metcalf won her third straight match with a win in straight sets at third singles. Athena Trouillot won her team-high 17th match of the season at fifth singles, winning 6-3, 6-3. Davina Nugyen was the other Spartan victor, earning a 6-2, 6-3 win at fourth singles.
The Spartans are right back at it tomorrow as they host Wisconsin at noon at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.