Sept. 28, 2017
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State women’s tennis team begins its 2017 fall campaign at the Northwestern Invite. The tournament will take place at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1.
In addition to the Spartans and host Wildcats, participating schools include Chicago State, DePaul, Florida State, Kentucky, Lewis, Marquette, Michigan, Montana, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, UIC and Utah.
The Spartans are coming off an impressive 2016-17 season, where they posted a regular season record of 17-7 and tied for fourth in the Big Ten. MSU went 7-4 in conference play, with its seven wins being the most since 1991 when the team went 7-6.
All four new Spartans will take the court this weekend.
In the opening rounds of the Wildcat Invite, the Spartans will have five players competing in the singles competition. Thielman will face off against Andrea Amortegui of Marquette, Chua against Gabriella Rezende of Pittsburgh, Kuuttila will face Northwestern’s Julie Byrne, Memije will take on Ariana Rahmanparast of Florida State and Baylis will compete against Pittsburgh’s Jovana Knezevic.