EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State women's tennis team opens Big Ten play this weekend as they travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to face No. 9 Michigan on Saturday, March 18. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center.
This weekend's match marks the fifth game in the Spartans' seven-match road trip.
Michigan State has a record of 10-3 on the year after defeating UNC-Wilmington 5-2 and falling to No. 35 North Carolina State last time out.
Junior Aslina Chua defeated ranked opponent #34 Martina Frantova of NC State at No.1 singles. Chua improved to 7-4 on the season, including 2-1 at the No.1 singles spot.
As a team, the Spartans are 79-48 in singles play this season, led by Chua who has a team-high 16 wins and sophomore Emily Metcalf who is 10-2 on the season. Trouillot and Davina Nyguen are both 9-3 on the season.
MSU has secured the doubles point in all ten of their victories this season and they hold an 18-11 doubles record this spring. The duo of senior Athena Trouillot and freshman Samantha Memije reached their team-high 11th doubles victory last weekend against UNC-Wilmington.
The Spartans are 19-48 all-time against the Wolverines. No. 9 Michigan is 8-3 on the season and is unbeaten at home with a 5-0 record.
Michigan State will conclude its seven-match road trip as they continue Big Ten play against Purdue and Indiana. MSU will face Purdue on Saturday, March 25, with the match set to begin at 12 p.m. MSU will then travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take on the Hoosiers on Sunday, March 26, with the match set to begin at 11 a.m.