Feb. 7, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State women’s tennis team will continue its homestand this weekend against Louisville. The two teams will compete at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.
The Spartans currently boast a 7-0 record, after picking up two wins last weekend. The Green and White blanked both Cleveland State and Toledo on Feb. 2.
Junior Marina Bohrer extended her undefeated singles record this season at the No. 1 spot by two wins, bringing her total to seven. Sophomore Catherine Parenteau is holding down the No. 2 spot at 6-1 after picking up two more victories this past weekend. Freshman Emily Meyers, junior Katarina Lingl, and senior Nicole Herzog all improved their spotless season records to 7-0, 5-0, and 5-0 respectively.
Bohrer and Parenteau notched another victory this weekend on court one, bringing their doubles record to 4-1 in dual matches. Sophomore Julianne Gruber and Meyers tacked another win onto their undefeated record with a No. 1 singles triumph in the dual match against Cleveland State.
Considering the Cardinals
Louisville is 5-1 this season, fresh off a 4-2 upset victory over No. 41 Minnesota. The Cardinals will square off against Eastern Michigan on Friday before meeting the Spartans in East Lansing.
Two Cardinals are ranked nationally – No. 61 junior Rebecca Shine is a perfect 6-0 in singles play and No. 84 junior Julia Fellerhoff is 4-1 on court one in dual matches this season. In doubles matches, sophomore Rebecca Bodine and Shine as well as Manuela Velasquez and Fellerhoff are 5-1 on the season.
The Spartans are 1-4 all-time against the Cardinals. When they last met in 2008, the Green and White fell 6-1.
Michigan State will face No. 71 DePaul, its first ranked opponent of the season, on Sunday, Feb. 17. This will also serve as the final competition of a nine-match home stretch at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility, match time is set for 12 p.m.