Women's Tennis Closes Out Regular Season
April 18, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State women’s tennis will finish its home schedule against No. 62 Ohio State on Friday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.. The Spartans then travel to State College, Pa., to conclude the regular season against No. 43 Penn State on Sunday, April 21, at 11 a.m. The Spartans own a 10-14 record on the season and are 0-9 in Big Ten matches. Prior to the match against Ohio State, seniors Michaela Silesova and Nicole Herzog will be recognized for their accomplishments at Michigan State.
“Senior day is always an emotional day for the team,” said head coach Simone Jardim. “In the past few weeks, the team has improved in singles and doubles. If we can continue the improvements this weekend, good things can happen for our team. We are hoping to have the community support again to cheer on the team and make the matches more exciting.”
Last Time Out
On Saturday, MSU took the doubles point but was unable to pick up the victory. Seniors Nicole Herzog and Michaela Silesova on court two downed Iowa, 8-1, while freshman Emily Meyers and sophomore Julianne Gruber posted an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles. Junior Marina Bohrer on court one won, 6-2, 7-5, and Meyers rallied to win on court five, 6-4, 7-5.
MSU’s lone point against Nebraska came from Emily Meyers in singles on court five, 6-4, 8-6. Meyers and Gruber also won their No. 3 doubles match, 8-2.
No. 62 Ohio State
No. 62 Kelsey Dieters is 11-9 in dual matches this season, with nine wins coming on court one. Fidan Manashirova sports a 14-6 tally and Gabby Steele is 13-5. Kara Cecil and Kelsey Dieters make up the Buckeyes’ top doubles pairing and are 5-3 on court one.
No. 43 Penn State
Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting anchor the top two singles slots with records of 15-4 and 14-5, respectively. They are also the key doubles team for Penn State and are ranked No. 30 with a 12-4 record. Devan McCluskey and Jacqueline Zuhse have both notched 10 wins this season.
Senior Michaela Silesova has added depth to the Spartan lineup for the last four years. She tallied 34 wins in singles play and 39 in doubles matches. In dual matches, Silesova saw a majority of her time on court four where she posted eight wins in singles play. She also notched three wins in Big Ten play. In doubles duals, the Spartan saw 35 wins. Silesova saw the most wins at the second slot in doubles with 19 victories. She will graduate with her degree in apparel and textiles this spring.
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