Illini ends 2022 regular season with 4-1 win at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Michigan – The Illinois women’s tennis team closed out its 2022 regular season with a 4-1 win over Michigan State Sunday afternoon, April 24, at MSU’s outdoor tennis courts.
The Illini finished the regular season with an overall record of 15-8 and finished tied for third with an 8-3 record in the Big Ten conference. It’s the fifth time in six seasons (excluding 2020 due to COVID-19) that the Illini have finished fourth or better in the conference standings.
For the 15th time this season, the Illini won the doubles point as the junior duo of Ashley Yeah and Josie Frazier sailed to a 6-1 win on court two, before Junior Emily Casati and freshman Kasia Treiber put the visitors ahead at 1-0 with a 6-4 victory on the third court.
Back-to-back singles wins for Frazier and his rookie Megan Heuser then put the Illini within a point of victory as Frazier earned a 6-1, 6-2 win over Maja Pietrowicz on court three and Heuser earned a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Lauren Lemonds on court three. short four.
After the Spartans (9-13, 1-10 B1G) took the short six, Treiber fought back after giving up his first set to win the next two for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Nicole Stephens on court five. to claim the 4-1 victory.
With the regular season coming to an end, the Illini’s focus is on the 2022 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Championships, which will be held at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center in Iowa City, Iowa, from April 27 through May 1.