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NU Hosts No. 19 Michigan, MSU on Senior Weekend

By NU Athletic Communications

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)

Live Stats: Huskers.com

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)

Live Stats: Huskers.com

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 and Micah Klousia -- who's a junior eligibility-wise but is graduating from school -- will be honored prior to the match.

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

Scouting Michigan

• 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 and Cleveland State. The Wolverines only lost at No. 22 Alabama on January 19 and at Penn State, March 22.

• 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.

Series History

• 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 a 11-8 spring mark — with a 6-4, 6-1 upset of Carson Haskins (Indiana), while sophomore Isaac Nortey earned a 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 win over Andrew Redding (Indiana).

Up Next

• 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

Victor Moreno Lozano and William Gleason have been strong assets to Nebraska’s lineup, gaining ground at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. 

• Gleason, a Lincoln native and Lincoln Southwest 2018 graduate, holds the team’s second-best spring record with a 10-8 mark -- 8-4 at No. 3 and 3-4 at No. 4.

• Victor Moreno, a freshman from Madrid, Spain, has a 10-11 spring record, with five wins at each position. 

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