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Women's Tennis Hopes to Continue Winning Streak

The Michigan State women's tennis team opened the season 5-0, for the first time since 2007.

Jan. 31, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The undefeated Michigan State women's tennis team hosts Cleveland State and Toledo this weekend at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.  The Spartans will face Cleveland State at 10 a.m. and Toledo at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Looking Back
The Spartans own a 5-0 record after picking up wins against Ball State University, 6-1, and University of Detroit Mercy, 7-0, last Sunday. 

Leading the Spartans is junior Marina Bohrer with a 5-0 record at the No. 1 spot.  On court two in singles play, sophomore Catherine Parenteau has notched a 4-1 record in duals.  Senior Nicole Herzog and junior Katarina Lingl are both 4-0 on the season.  Bohrer and Parenteau are 3-1 on court one for the Spartans in doubles matches.  Freshman Emily Meyers and sophomore Julianne Gruber own a 4-0 record, notching wins at the No. 2 and 3 spot.

Views on the Vikings
Cleveland State has an 0-2 record going into the weekend, and will face Toledo on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.  The Vikings fell last weekend in matches against Harvard and Boston University, 0-7.

Ellen Folkers tallied a record of 6-2 during the tournament season as she led the Vikings.  Mendgi Liu notched a 4-4 record during fall matches and Kara Sherwood closed tournaments with a 5-5 record.  Compiling a 2-2 record for doubles play in tournament season were Maria Lazaris and Liu, Alexandra Bush and Sherwood, as well as Liu and Folkers. 



The Spartans are 8-0 all-time against the Vikings and hoping to pick up their ninth win this weekend.  In 2012, the Green and White pushed past Cleveland with a 5-2 victory.

Taking Notes on Toledo
The Rockets are 2-1 this the season after picking up two wins this past weekend.  Toledo edged out IPFW on Friday, 4-3, and Youngstown on Saturday, 5-2.    

Chrissy Coffman, Mackenzie Bowman and Catelyn Nguyen all are 2-0 on the season in singles matches.  In doubles play Emily Mazzola and Bowan, along with Silvia Carvajal and Nguyen have tallied 2-0 records.

Michigan State owns a 16-0 all-time series record, last defeating Toledo 5-2 in 2012. 

Next up
Michigan State will take on Louisville on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.  The match will be located at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.   

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