NU Hosts No. 19 Michigan, MSU on Senior Weekend
Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-15, 1-8 Big Ten) vs. No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (15-6, 6-3 Big Ten)
Friday, April 19, 6 p.m. CT
Lincoln, Neb. (Dillon Tennis Center)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-15, 1-8 Big Ten) vs. Michigan State Spartans (6-18, 0-9 Big Ten)
Sunday, April 21, Noon CT
Lincoln, Neb. (Dillon Tennis Center)
Lincoln -- The Nebraska men's tennis team (9-15, 1-8 Big Ten) will close out its 2019 regular season with a pair of Big Ten Conference matches at the Dillon Tennis Center this weekend. The Huskers will clash with the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (15-6, 6-3 Big Ten) on Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. before taking on the Michigan State Spartans (6-18, 0-9 Big Ten) on Sunday, April 21 at Noon CT.
Free Nebraska tennis t-shirts will be distributed to fans while supplies last Friday night. Sunday's match will be NU's senior day: Jon Meyer, Toby Boyer
Both matches will most likely be played outdoors -- in that case, no live stream will be offered. Check Huskers.com for updates. If anything changes and one or both matches are played inside, a live stream can be found here.
• The No. 19 Wolverines come off a pair of conference wins in Ann Arbor last weekend. Michigan defeated No. 37 Minnesota, 6-1, on Saturday, April 13, before overcoming Wisconsin, 5-2, on Sunday, April 14.
• Michigan holds a 4-2 away record this year, with wins at Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State
• No. 64 Mattias Siimar, No. 110 Myles Schalet and No. 112 Andrew Fanty are the three Wolverines ranked on the April 16 Oracle/ITA singles rankings.
Scouting Michigan State
• The Spartans are on a seven-match losing streak, all against Big Ten opponents. MSU last won a match on March 16, when it beat Wright State, 5-2, in East Lansing.
• Michigan State is 1-9 away from home this year, with its only win coming at Ball State, 4-3, on January 26.
• No. 105 Jack Winkler is the only Spartan player ranked — the sophomore holds a 10-9 mark in the spring, including a 2-4 record against nationally ranked opponents.
• Michigan: UM leads, 7-1
• Michigan State: tied, 5-5
Last Time Out
• Nebraska dropped a pair of Big Ten matches last weekend in Indiana. The Huskers fell to the Hoosiers, 5-2, on Saturday, April 13, and to the Boilermakers, 4-0, on Sunday, April 14.
• Freshman William Gleason extended his winning streak to three matches — for
• Next week, the Huskers will head to the 2019 Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 25-28. Nebraska will play the first round on Thursday, April 25 at a time still to be determined.
Boyer Continues to Lead Huskers
• Senior Toby Boyer continues to dominate the No. 1 singles spot in Nebraska’s lineup, posting a 14-7 mark so far, including four wins against ranked opponents.
• The Ham Lake, Minn., native earned Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors on March 28 and was ranked in the top-125 for two consecutive weeks (April 2 and April 9).
• Boyer is on track to become the sixth-winningest athlete in Nebraska men's tennis history, as he is one win shy of tying with Chris Aumueller, who had 76 wins from 2009-12.
Klousia Takes Over No. 2 Spot
• After 16 matches at No. 4 and only four at No. 3 last year, junior Micah Klousia stepped up to take over Nebraska’s No. 2 singles position – he has completed all of his 19 spring matches at that spot so far.
• Despite several tough opponents, including four ranked in the top-125, Klousia has notched seven wins on the season, including a victory over No. 95 Christian Lakoseljac of Penn State, 6-3, 6-4, on April 7.
Freshmen Make Early Impact
• Gleason, a Lincoln native
• Victor Moreno, a freshman from Madrid, Spain, has a 10-11 spring record, with five wins at each position.