SUNDAY, MARCH 06, 2005
Women's Tennis Falls to Michigan State, 4-3

March 6, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sophomore Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) was one of three Dolphins to win in singles action, but JU lost the deciding point in a three-set match at No. 6 singles to fall to Michigan State, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Courts. The Dolphins drop to 3-6 on the season, while the Spartans move to 8-2 to continue an eight-match winning streak.

Michigan State took the doubles point, while JU got a victory at the third doubles match-up when Sulyos and junior Megan Williams (New Westminster, B.C.) downed Karen Gustafson and Pascale Schnitzer, 8-4. The Dolphin team of senior Nisrine Hajbane (Casablanca, Morocco) and freshman Lena Willi (Freiburg, Germany) fell in No. 1 doubles, 8-1, to Keri Thompson and Christine Bader, while the Spartans won the deciding match at Court Two, 9-7, where Shelley Brady and Sarah Andrews defeated JU freshmen Dana Antonioli (Bienne, Switzerland) and Daphne Bourot (Lyon, France).

Sulyos had a 30-game winning streak snapped in the second set, but she held on for her fourth win at the top singles spot, dropping Thompson, 6-0, 7-5. Willi got a 6-3, 6-4 win over Bader in No. 2 singles, while Hajbane got her third straight victory with a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Brady at the fourth spot. But Michigan State would take two matches in straight sets, as Schnitzer defeated Bourot, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 3 singles and Jessica Baron downed Antonioli, 6-2, 6-1 at the fifth spot. The Spartans won the deciding match at No. 6, where Williams took Andrews to three sets before falling, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

The Dolphins take on Appalachian State at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Alexander Brest Tennis Courts.

Michigan State 4, JU 3

Singles:
No. 1: Emese Sulyos (JU) d. Keri Thompson (MSU) 6-0, 7-5
No. 2: Lena Willi (JU) d. Christine Bader (MSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 3: Pascale Schnitzer (MSU) d. Daphne Bourot (JU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 4: Nisrine Hajbane (JU) d. Shelley Brady (MSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5: Jessica Baron (MSU) d. Dana Antonioli (JU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6: Sarah Andrews (MSU) d. Megan Williams (JU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles:
No. 1: Thompson/Bader (MSU) d. Hajbane/Willi (JU) 8-1
No. 2: Andrews/Brady (MSU) d. Antonioli/Bourot (JU) 9-7
No. 3: Sulyos/Williams (JU) d. Karen Gustafson/Schnitzer (MSU) 8-4