Women's Tennis Prepares for Iowa and No. 12 Nebraska
April 11, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State women’s tennis returns to East Lansing to face Iowa and No. 12 Nebraska this weekend. MSU will take on the Hawkeyes at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and No. 12 Nebraska at 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Both matches will be held at the MSU Indoor Tennis Courts. The Spartans own a 10-12 record on the season and are 0-7 in Big Ten matches.
"Practice has been very good this week and we've addressed some areas where we need to play better," said head coach Simone Jardim. "We've played very well at different spots over the last month and we're ready to put it all together this weekend."
Last Time Out
On Saturday, the Spartans stole their lone point from the Wildcats when senior Nicole Herzog downed her opponent Alicia Barnett, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7), in No. 4 singles.
MSU’s lone point against Illinois came on singles court three, from sophomore Catherine Parenteau. Parenteau picked up her ninth win of the season in a 0-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6) victory over Breanne Smutko. Sophomore Julianne Gruber and freshman Emily Meyers earned a victory in doubles last weekend at 8-4.
Sophomore Julianne Gruber and freshman Emily Meyers are the top Spartan doubles pairing with action at all three spots and boast an 11-6 record after a victory this weekend at Illinois. On court one in doubles, senior Marina Bohrer and sophomore Catherine Parenteau own a 9-10 record at the top spot. Seniors Nicole Herzog and Michaela Silesova are 6-10 on the season, 5-10 on court two.
No. 98 Ruth Seaborne holds a 10-6 record in No. 1 singles to lead the Hawkeyes. Shelby Talcott at the No. 2 slot is 11-6 on the season, with two of those wins from action on court one. Caitlin Hindmarsh anchors the back half of Iowa’s lineup with an 11-4 record.
Ruth Seaborne and Morven McCulloch are 12-5 on doubles court one, sit at No. 48 in the country. Annette Dohanics and Caitlin Hindmarsh own Iowa’s second-best doubles record at 7-5.
MSU has not defeated Iowa since 2008.
No. 12 Nebraska
No. 14 Mary Weatherholt sits at the top spot for Nebraska with an 18-1 record in dual matches. Patricia Veresova picked up a pair of victories at No. 2 singles last weekend to improve her record to 16-3. Maggy Lehmicke and Stefanie Weinstein are 15-5 and 13-5, respectively.
Leading the Cornhuskers in doubles play are the No. 6 pairing of Janine Weinreich and Stefanie Weinstein, who are undefeated in doubles matches this season.
Michigan State leads the series against Nebraska, 1-0.
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