NCAA Womens Tennis

Spartans Return to Win Column Against Middle Tennessee


MIAMI – Aided by a dominant trio of straight-set singles victories, Michigan State women’s tennis returned to the win column in its Spring Break finale against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, registering a 4-0 victory at the FIU Tennis Courts on Thursday afternoon.
Michigan State concludes the non-conference portion of its dual match schedule with a 7-4 overall record, publishing a 5-2 record at home with a 1-2 road mark in addition to a 1-0 record in neutral site matches following Thursday afternoon’s victory. The Spartans have won six of their last eight matches dating to a 4-3 win over Miami of Ohio on Sunday, Feb. 5, running through this week’s 1-1 outing in South Florida. In defeat, Middle Tennessee drops to 8-6 overall and 0-1 in Conference USA matches after dropping a 4-0 contest to FIU on Wednesday.
The Spartans and Blue Raiders started things off in the doubles competition, with the Spartans taking the doubles point on wins at the bookend positions. Nicole Conard and Issey Purser got the first win of the match on court three, defeating Noelle Mauro and Lilly-Sophie Schmidt in a 6-1 match. The Spartans followed that up with a clinch victory on court one, as Ayshe Can and Liisa Vehvilainen downed Love-Star Alexis and Muskan Gupta with a 6-2 showing. Marley Lambert and Dagmar Zdrubecka held a dominant 5-3 lead over Sana Garakani and Cara Szilasi, but the match went unfinished after the doubles point was clinched.

The match…

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