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Tennis Travels Out West to Open 2024

Tennis Travels Out West to Open 2024

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State women’s tennis team is back in action for the first time in 2024 as they travel out west to Tucson, Arizona, to compete against a trio of teams, Arizona, Missouri and Brigham Young in a two-day event on Friday, Jan. 19-20.


The Spartans are competing for the first time since Nov. 5 in a hidden dual event.


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Weekend Slate:

Friday, Jan. 19

10 a.m. Missouri v. Michigan State

2 p.m.  Arizona v. BYU

5 p.m. Arizona v. Michigan State (Doubles)

5 p.m. BYU v. Missouri (Doubles)


Saturday, Jan. 20

9 a.m. BYU v. Missouri (Singles)

11 a.m. Arizona v. Michigan State (Singles)

2 p.m. Arizona v. Missouri

4:30 p.m. BYU v. Michigan State


Spring Debuts:

Three athletes will be making their debut in the Green and White: Freshmen Ria Bhakta and Natalie Stasny and sophomore transfer Matilde Morais will all take the court for the first time representing the Spartans.


Against The Big Cats:

·         MSU takes on Arizona for the second time in program history. The last time these two teams met was back in 2022 in East Lansing that went in the favor of the Spartans edging out the Wildcats, 4-3.

·         Just like Arizona, this is also the second all-time meeting between Michigan State and Missouri. The last time these programs faced of was in 2011 in Bradenton, Florida, with the Spartans falling to the Tigers, 5-2.  

·         This would be the first ever meeting between the Spartans and the Cougars.


Coachin’ It:

·         There are some familiar faces on the MSU coaching staff, leading the charge is eighth year head coach Kim Bruno. She holds a record of 81-73, her .526 winning percentage is the best among all Spartan women’s tennis coaches.

·         Associate head coach Tyler Faulkner enters year 13 with the Spartans.

·         A familiar face returns to the Spartans with new assistant coach, Mary Lewis. Lewis played under coach Bruno she was a two-time All-Big Ten Selection and was a two-time team captain for Michigan State.


Up Next:

The Spartans will be going from the sunny west coast to the northeast when they travel to Hanover, New Hampshire, for a pair of duals against Dartmouth and Boston College in a two-day event Saturday, Feb. 3-4.

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