EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to #44 Maryland to halt its five-match win streak. MSU falls to 14-5 on the season and 4-2 in Big Ten Conference action.
"It was a hard fought battle today," said head coach Kim Bruno. "There was a moment where we had the match and we let it slip away a bit by a team that played tough tennis throughout the match. We can learn from defeat and respond for Rutgers."
In singles action, Athena Trouillot nabbed the first point over Cassandre Thebault at No. 5 singles 6-4, 6-0. Emily Metcalf added another point to take the 2-1 lead after defeating Amelle Sullivan 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles but those were the only points the Spartans could pick up.
Erin Faulkner dropped a 6-2, 7-5 decision at No. 2 singles to Ekaterina Tour and Lexi Bayalis fell 7-5, 6-4 at No. 6 singles. Davina Nguyen battled to a third set at No. 4 singles but fell 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 and Aslina Chua also dropped a three-set match at No. 1 singles 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Michigan State will resume competition on Sunday, April 9 to face Rutgers. The match is set to take place 12 p.m. in New Brunswick, N.J.