Women's Tennis Returns to East Lansing
March 28, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team returns home after nine matches on the road to play Indiana and Purdue. The Spartans will face the Hoosiers on Saturday at 11 a.m. and then the Boilermakers on Sunday at 12 p.m. Matches are scheduled to be played outdoors, however could move indoors due to weather.
"We are looking forward to returning home after being on the road for the entire month of March," said head coach Simone Jardim. "All of the outdoor tennis we played this month should have us prepared for Saturday because it looks like the weather will allow us to compete outside."
The Spartans finished up non-conference play earlier this season with a 10-5 record after starting the season on a seven-game winning streak. MSU spent spring break in Florida picking up wins against Florida Atlantic and Florida International mid-season. The Spartans are now 10-8 on the season and are 0-3 in Big Ten play.
Last Time Out
Spartans in Singles Play
At the top spot is senior Marina Bohrer holding an 11-6 record. Sharing time at the No. 2 and No. 3 slots are junior Olga Chernova and sophomore Catherine Parenteau posting a 7-11 and 8-11 record respectively. Freshman Emily Meyers is 9-9 after seeing action on courts four, five and six. Senior Michaela Silesova improved her record to 6-1 after picking up two wins over the weekend at the six spot.
Spartans in Doubles Matches
Leslie Hureau is 11-4 at the first spot in singles play for the Hoosiers. Katie Klyczek and Alecia Kauss are 9-5 after seeing time on courts two and three this season. Jithmie Jayawickrema is a perfect 5-0 at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots.
Taking the lead in doubles matches are Sophia Garre and Hureau on court one posting a 10-5 record. Shannon Murdy and Alecia Kauss have a 13-2 record after producing wins at the second and third slots. Gabrielle Rukenstein and Klyczek have compiled a 4-0 record at the No. 3 spot.
No. 17 Purdue
Leading the Boilermakers on courts one and two in singles play is Mara Schmidt marking a 9-3 record. Gisella Pere has produced a 10-1 record at the six slot. At the No. 4 spot, Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum is undefeated, 9-0, on the season. Imogen Golder owns a 7-2 record, sharing time on the fourth and fifth courts.
Golder and Pere are undefeated at No. 3 double registering a 9-0 record to lead Purdue. At the first spot, Krisztina Kapitany and Schmidt own a 12-2 record, while Daniela Vidal and Lynda Zepoleas have earned an 11-2 record on court two.
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