Women's Tennis Opens Season With Pair Of Wins
January 22, 2000 Women's Tennis Opens Season With Pair Of Wins
Bloomington, IN - The women's tennis team opened the season today with a pair of wins over Western Michigan and Miami of Ohio. They began the day with a win over Western Michigan 7-1, before shutting out Miami of Ohio 8-0.
In the match against Western Michigan, the Hoosiers won all three doubles matches to win the first two points. At No. 1, Jessica Anderson and Kelly Blanch defeated Larissa Chinwah and Nikki Thompson 8-1. Jessica Levin and Becky Wallihan, playing at the No. 2 position, were victorious over Cyra Malik and Melanie Remynse 9-8. At No. 3, Zahra Ahamed and Amanda Field defeated Kendra Becker and Diane Dimitrescu 8-4.
In singles, the women took five out of the six matches. Anderson won a close match against Chinwah 6-7,6-3,(10-8) at the No. 1 position. At No. 2, Blanch won her match against Malik 7-5,6-3. Field, playing at No. 3, was victorious over Thompson 6-0,6-1. At No. 4, Levin defeated Dimitrescu 6-3,7-5. Ahamed won her match over Remynse 6-3,6-0, at No. 5. Playing at the No. 6 position, Ann Poosuthasee lost a close match to Becker 6-1,4-6,(10-7).
In the match against Miami of Ohio, the Hoosiers also won all three doubles matches. Anderson and Blanch defeated Janet Baker and Ivona Grujic 8-4 at No. 1. At the No. 2 position, Levin and Wallihan defeated Erica Echko and Kadija Richards 8-2. At No. 3, Ahamed and Field blanked Catherine Dilley and Alyson Gabel 8-0.
In singles, Levin and Wallihan each did not drop a game. Levin, playing at No. 4, defeated Lisa Eidam 6-0,6-0 and Wallihan cruised by Sikora 6-0,6-0 at the No. 6 position. At No. 1, Anderson defeated Richards 6-1,6-4. Blanch knocked off Baker 7-6,6-3 at No. 2. At No. 3, Field was victorious over DIlley 6-1,6-2. Ahamed had a strong performance winning her match over Echko 6-2,6-3 at No. 5.
Head Coach Lin Loring, "Western Michigan is a solid team. We had good concentration and played well. I thought we let down a little after the start of the Miami match, but after that we regained our focus and never let them into the match.
"It's a good start for us. We'll need to play at a higher level in two weeks at Georgia Tech."
The Hoosiers are off until February 5, when they will take on Georgia State in Atlanta, Georgia. They will then face #49 Georgia Tech on February 6.
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