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    Women's Tennis Nets Three Recruits

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    ="recruit"> January 22, 1998

    Women's Tennis Nets Three Recruits

    Bloomington, IN--Indiana women's tennis coach Lin Loring has announced the signing of three tennis recruits. Two of those recruits will make up the class of 2002 while the third member joined the team in January and will join the class of 2001.

    Kelly Blanch
    Grafton, New South Wales
    Grafton High School
    Blanch joined the team in January. A December, 1997 graduate of Grafton High School in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, Blanch led her school to a second place finish in the Australian All School Championships in December. She was the only #1 player to finish the tournament undefeated.
    Accomplishments: Ranked #4 in Australia in Girls' 16 Singles...won Girls' 14 Australian National Clay Court Doubles Championships in 1993 and 1994...won Girls' 16 Australian National Clay Court Doubles Championships in 1995...won Girls' 14 Australian National Grass Court Doubles and Singles Championships in 1994...ranked #1 in Australia in Girls' 14 Singles in 1994...represented her country in the NIT World Junior Finals in Japan in 1994.

    Amanda Field
    Gainesville, Florida
    Eastside High School
    An honor student at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Florida, Field won the 4A High School State Championships as a junior. She is currently ranked among the top 10% in her class academically while accumulating a 43-2 overall record on the court. Field is the niece of famous Hollywood actress Sally Field.
    Accomplishments: Ranked 60th nationally in Girls' 18's in 1997...member of the 1997 Florida Girls' 18 Intersectional Team...ranked 30th nationally among Girls' 16's in 1996...ranked 7th in the state of Florida in 1996...led Eastside High School to the 4A High School State Championships last year.

    Karie Schlukebir
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Mattawan High School
    An honor student who is ranked in the top 10% of her class, Schlukebir was the captain of the victorious Western Michigan Junior Wightman Cup Team last year. Her sister Katie was a 1997 graduate of Stanford where she was a starter on their NCAA Championship team.
    Accomplishments: Ranked 66th nationally in the Girls' 18's in 1997...member of the 1997 Western Girls' 18 Intersectional Team...ranked 42nd nationally in Girls' 16's in 1996...ranked 4th in Western Tennis Association in 1996...won the Michigan Class B State High School Championships as a sophomore.

    "We are very excited about the addition of these three women to our program," said Loring. "Kelly will have an immediate impact, giving us the depth we need this semester to challenge for the Big Ten Championship. In September we expect Amanda and Kari to immediately challenge for the starting roles left open by the three seniors we'll graduate this year. All three players are good students and outstanding young ladies. Our fans are going to enjoy watching them play."

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