Women's Tennis Hosts Season Opener
Jan. 17, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team will open its spring season when they host University of Dayton at 12 p.m. and Oakland University at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th. All matches will take place at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
“We are excited to get the season started,” said head coach Simone Jardim. “We have worked hard and gotten ourselves ready to compete. I’m confident that our hard work will pay off this weekend and I look forward to seeing what our team can do.”
Junior Jennifer Yen teamed up with Meyers as they compiled three wins in their undefeated doubles tournament winning streak. Junior Katarina Lingl and sophomore Julianne Gruber also helped lead the Spartans in the doubles match up as they registered a 3-2 record in the fall.
At the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational, Bohrer placed second in the Draw A Singles bracket. Bohrer defeated Marquette, University of Illinois-Chicago and Xavier before facing Purdue in the final match.
The 2013 Team
The Michigan State women’s tennis team returns two seniors this season, Nicole Herzog and Michaela Silesova. Four juniors return to the court including Marina Bohrer, Olga Chernova, Katarina Lingl and Jennifer Yen. Julianne Gruber and Hilary Hager return as sophomores and are joined by transfer Catherine Parenteau. Junior Christina Brown joins the Spartan roster after competing on the MSU club team during her freshman and sophomore year. Naperville, Ill. native Emily Meyers joins the lineup as the only freshman for the season.
Michigan State defeated Oakland last season 7-0 in the season-opener for both teams. This is only the second match-up between the Spartans and Golden Grizzlies.
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