March 22, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's tennis will see action against Minnesota at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, and Wisconsin on Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. The Spartans are 10-6 on the season.
MSU travelled last weekend to Montgomery, Ala., to participate in the Blue-Gray Tournament. The Spartans fell to Virginia, 4-0, Pepperdine, 4-0, and Boise State, 4-3, in the three days of action.
In singles play, junior Marina Bohrer is 11-3 on court one, while sophomore Catherine Parenteau owns an 8-8 record on court two. At the No. 3 slot, Olga Chernova has tallied a 7-8 record. Emily Meyers is 9-6 after seeing time at the fourth, fifth and sixth spot.
Bohrer and Parenteau have teamed up this season at the top spot in doubles matches to tally an 8-5 record. Also leading in doubles play are sophomore Julianne Gruber and Meyers with an 8-4 record on at all three slots.
The Golden Gophers own a 7-6 record on the season after posting a 6-1 win against Connecticut on Monday, March 18.
Jessika Mozia leads the team after compiling a 9-4 record at spots 2, 3, 4 and 5. With an 8-5 record, Aria Lambert has picked up wins on courts three, four and five. At the top spot is Natallia Pintusara registering a 4-7 record.
In doubles matches at the No. 3 spot is Doron Muravnik and Lambert lead with a 3-0 record at the No. 3 spot. Paula Rincon and Pintusara as well as Teresa Brichacora and Muravnik have both paired up on courts one and two to tally a 3-1 record.
The Badgers picked up a win last weekend at home against UIC to improve their record to 2-7. Wisconsin will face Michigan on Saturday, March 23, prior to facing the Spartans.
In singles matches, Hannah Berner leads the competition at the No. 1 spot with a 3-4 record. With time on courts three, four and five, Anastasia Tripolskay has a 4-4 record and Lauren Bunch has a 4-5 record.
Leading in doubles play are Berner and Lauren Chypyha at the first slot, notching 3-2 record. Katie Hoch and Tripolskay are 3-3 with action on all three courts.
Big Ten Competition
Eight of the 12 women's tennis teams in the Big Ten are nationally ranked by the ITA. Leading the Big Ten is Michigan at the No. 9 spot. Northwestern sits at No. 11, while Nebraska follows at No. 12. Also ranked are Purdue (21), Penn State (37), Illinois (47), Ohio State (53) and Iowa (74).
MSU will return home to face Indiana on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. and Purdue on Sunday, March 31, at 12 p.m.