Spartans Win Fourth Straight, Down Wisconsin 4-0
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team kept rolling and picked up its fourth consecutive Big Ten win by defeating Wisconsin, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. MSU is now 14-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference play after earning a commanding win at home to close out the weekend.
"These girls are off to an unbelievable start," said head coach Kim Bruno. "They fight and compete for every point and they are feisty and want to win. They have been sticking to the process and it has resulted in just that."
MSU set the tone immediately in doubles play, in particular at court one, where Emily Metcalf and Davina Nguyen won handedly, 6-1. It was the duos fourth win in a row and they are now 10-4 on the year. Shortly after, Athena Trouillot and Samantha Memije secured the doubles point by winning, 6-3, on court two and the pair earned their team-high 14th doubles win.
"Setting the tone is the most important thing," said Bruno. "Sweeping on the road and then coming home and taking care of business here goes to show what outstanding young women we really have. They are coachable, they are problem solvers, they have all of the traits you would want your student-athletes to have, and I could not be more humbled to be a part of this with them."
The Spartans rode that momentum into singles play, where Erin Faulkner, Davina Nguyen and Aslina Chua all won in straight sets to give MSU the 4-0 victory. Faulkner extended her winning streak to five and had a dominant 6-1, 6-0 victory at second singles.
Davina Nguyen and Aslina Chua each picked up their team-best 17th singles wins of the season. Chua got back on track at first singles with a 6-1, 6-2 win, while Nguyen won her third consecutive match by a score of 6-1, 6-3 on court four.
MSU now heads on an east-coast road trip with matches vs. Maryland and Rutgers set for next weekend.