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18th-Ranked Spartans Eyeing History in Regular Season Finale at Michigan

18th-Ranked Spartans Eyeing History in Regular Season Finale at Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – 18th-ranked Men’s Tennis will conclude the regular season with an intrastate rivalry match at No. 37 Michigan on Saturday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor.
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What’s at Stake
A Big Ten regular season championship is still possible for both sides, while control lies in the hands of top-of-the-table and national No. 1 Ohio State, who bested both mitten state squad’s last weekend. The Spartans and Wolverines sit tied for second in the conference at 7-1 each, while the Buckeyes are 7-0 with two matches to be played: at fourth-place Nebraska Friday afternoon and at 1-19 Wisconsin Sunday.
A win over Michigan and one Ohio State loss would see the Spartans win a share of the title. A win over Michigan and two Ohio State losses would crown Michigan State the outright Big Ten regular season champions for the first time since 1967.
Also at stake is another key ranked win that is essential to the 18th-ranked Spartans’ hopes to host an NCAA Tournament regional for the first time in program history. Only the nation’s top 16 teams with bids to host can hold opening round matches on their home courts from May 3-5.
Already the winningest team in program history at 21-4 overall, a win over Michigan would be the eighth of the season in Big Ten play, marking the second most conference wins for the program since the perfect 9-0 1967 B1G championship campaign.
Spartans in ITA DI Men’s Tennis Rankings Update (April 16, 2024)


They’ve got Chemistry
In 23 matches second-year head coach Harry Jadun has lined up 19 different doubles pairings, all of which have recorded at least one win while 13 of the duos have winning records.
10-Win Club Singles Lineup

  1. Ozan Baris | So. | 13-3, 5-0 B1G, 6-2 at No. 1
  2. Ronald Hohmann III | Gr. | 12-9, 3-5 B1G, 4-3 at No. 2
  3. Aristotelis Thanos | R-Fr. | 11-2, 4-1 B1G, 7-0 at No. 3
  4. Sebastien Collard | Gr. | 13-7, 3-4 B1G, 3-2 at No. 4
  5. Max Sheldon | Jr. | 14-4, 5-2 B1G, 6-1 at No. 5
  6. David Saye | So. | 10-5, 5-1 B1G, 2-1 at No. 6

Scouting No. 37 Michigan
The Wolverines are 13-11 on the season, tied for second with MSU in the Big Ten at 7-1 in conference matches. Michigan is 9-2 on home courts and 2-10 against top-25 ranked opponents this season.
The Maize and Blue are represented in the ITA rankings by Gavin…

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