Michigan State men’s tennis freshman Aristotelis Thanos has been selected to represent his home country of Greece in the Davis Cup World Group I Playoffs this weekend on Feb. 4-5. The selection marks the second time Thanos will compete for Greece in the Davis Cup.
The Michigan State Spartans earned the first two wins in the Harry Jadun era, knocking off Brown and Bellarmine, 4-1 and 5-2, respectively, in a Saturday doubleheader at the MSU Indoor Tennis Center.
Michigan State men’s tennis fell to No. 24 Auburn, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn, Ala. Despite the loss, the Spartans recorded impressive victories at the top singles and doubles positions.
Michigan State men’s tennis opens the 2023 dual season this weekend on the road, facing No. 25 Middle Tennessee on Friday, Jan. 13 and No. 24 Auburn on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Spartans take on the Blue Raiders at 6 p.m. ET on Friday and play the Tigers for a 1 p.m. ET match on Sunday.
Michigan State men’s tennis freshman Ozan Baris made his debut in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings, entering the rankings at No. 26 in singles, as announced by the organization Tuesday. Baris is the first Michigan State player to earn a spot in the ITA Singles Rankings since Jack Winkler (No. 105) on April 16, 2019.
Michigan State women’s tennis put forth a strong showing at the 2022 ITA Midwest Regional Championships, with all four singles athletes reaching the tournament’s main draw and the doubles tandem of Ayshe Can and Liisa Vehvilainen battling to the Round of 16. Tournament action at the Varsity Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Michigan concluded Tuesday afternoon.
Highlighted by freshman David Saye’s appearance in the singles quarterfinals, Michigan State men’s tennis wrapped up competition at the ITA Midwest Regional Monday at the Illinois Atkins Tennis Center.
Michigan State men’s tennis wrapped up the three-day Spartan Invitational Sunday afternoon, recording a pair of doubles wins and three singles wins at the MSU Outdoor Tennis Center.
Michigan State men’s tennis freshman Ozan Baris and junior Graydon Lair are set to compete at the ITA Men’s All-American Championships, beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Baris will compete in the qualifying singles round and then pair up with Lair to compete in the qualifying round of doubles. The matches will take place at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
Michigan State men’s tennis completed Day Two of the Spartan Invite Saturday evening, highlighted by two singles wins for junior Luke Baylis and a 2-1 record for the Spartan doubles pairings.
Michigan State men’s tennis competed in its second fall tournament over the weekend, picking up several wins over opponents from LSU, Princeton and Penn. Freshman Ozan Baris and sophomore Max Sheldon went 3-0 in doubles over the weekend, topping LSU’s Chen Dong/Julien Penzlin, Princeton’s Fnu Nidunjianzan/Will Peters, and Penn’s Harsh Parikh/Kevin Zhu.
Michigan State men’s tennis freshman Ozan Baris defeated Constantinos Koshis in the U.S. Open Junior Championships on Sunday, winning in two sets, by scores of 6-3 and 6-4. Ozan advances to Tuesday’s Round of 32. Baris, without a seed ranking at this year’s U.S. Open juniors, will face Switzerland-born No. 3 Kilian Feldbausch later today (Sept. 5) at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Court 10. Fans wishing to watch the match may do so on ESPN+.
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Michigan State men’s tennis head coach Harry Jadun has announced the signing of Ozan Colak to a National Letter of Intent with the Spartans. Colak, a five-star blue-chip prospect who is ranked the No. 7 player in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net, is the highest-rated recruit in program history.
Michigan State head men’s tennis coach Gene Orlando announced his retirement on Saturday. The winningest coach in program history with 361 victories, Orlando just completed his 31st season at the helm of the Spartans and was the longest tenured men’s tennis coach in the Big Ten Conference.
Michigan State men’s tennis kicked off the Big Ten Tournament with a thrilling comeback win over Purdue on Thursday afternoon. The Spartans came back from a 3-1 deficit to win three straight singles matches in tiebreak fashion over the Boilermakers, earning a 4-3 victory inside the Nielsen Tennis Center.
The No. 13-seed Michigan State women’s tennis team nearly pulled out the victory at multiple points Wednesday afternoon, but could not finish off 12th-seeded Iowa in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, as the host Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 4-3, at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex.
Michigan State men’s tennis put up a fight in the team’s final regular-season match, eventually falling 6-1 to nationally-ranked rival Michigan. The Spartans battled it out with the Wolverines picking up one point in singles action on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team was able to play its first match of the season at the MSU Outdoor Courts on Saturday, but No. 39 Northwestern wound up winning a 4-0 contest over the Spartans on a warm and sunny afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
Michigan State men’s tennis lost a tough match to Purdue on Sunday, April 10, falling by a 5-2 margin to the visiting Boilermakers. Today’s match also served as a Senior Day celebration for MSU’s trio of graduates, Carson Gates, Josh Mukherjee and Jack Winkler.