Scouting the Weekend Foes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 54 Indiana men's tennis team is riding a four-match winning streak into a pair of Big Ten road contests this weekend. The Hoosiers will travel to No. 64 Northwestern on Saturday, April 2, and to Wisconsin on Sunday, April 3. Both matches are slated to begin at noon.
Scouting The Weekend Foes:
No. 64 Northwestern (6-9, 1-2 Big Ten) has lost five-straight matches, including a 5-2 defeat at then-No. 35 San Diego on March 26 in its last outing. The Wildcats last won, 6-1, on Feb. 19, at home over then-No. 56 Oregon.
Northwestern is 6-2 at home this season, compared to a 0-7 slate on the road.
Senior Tommy Hanus has played 14 matches at the No. 1 singles spot and posted a record of 6-8. Sophomore Willy Lock is the lone Wildcat with a winning record at 11-4 on the spring. He has played a majority of his matches at the No. 4 slot.
Hanus and junior Adam Schaechterle are 8-5 at the No. 2 doubles position.
Northwestern head coach Paul Torricelli is in the midst of his 22nd season at the helm of the tennis program.
Wisconsin (6-8, 0-3) will play host to Penn State on April 2 before welcoming the Hoosiers to Madison.
The Badgers are coming off a 2-1 mark on their recent spring break trip, March 21-25, to Miami. UW defeated Indiana State (4-3) and Florida Atlantic (6-1), but fell to then-No. 67 Miami (5-2).
Senior Alex Kasarov and freshman Jeremy Sonkin play at the top two singles positions for Wisconsin. Kasarov is 8-6 at the No. 1 slot in dual action, while Sonkin has posted a ledger of 10-3 in dual action at No. 2
Kasarov and his sophomore brother Lachezar, form the No. 1 doubles tandem for the Badgers. The twosome is 7-6 on the spring.
Pat Klingelhoets is in his 22nd season as the head coach of the Badgers.
All-Time Against Northwestern & Wisconsin:
Indiana will try to even the all-time series against Northwestern this weekend. The Wildcats lead the match-up 32-31, but the Hoosiers have claimed four of the last six meetings. Prior to that, NU won eight-straight from 1992-1997.
The Cream and Crimson holds a 36-23 advantage in the all-time ledger against Wisconsin. IU has taken five of the last six.
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