Women Open Season Up With A Sweep
January 24, 1999 Women Open Season Up With A Sweep
Kalamazoo, Mich.- The Hoosiers started the dual season off yesterday in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with wins over Akron and Western Michigan. The Hoosiers first defeated Western Michigan 5-2, before defeating Akron 7-0 later in the day.
Against Western Michigan, the Hoosiers lost the top two positions in singles, as sophomore Kelly Blanch and junior Zahra Ahamed both lost. Blanch lost to Carissa Chinwah 3-6,6-4,7-6(5). Ahamed lost 6-4,1-6,7-6(2). Freshman Amanda Field and junior Jessica Anderson both continued their solid play from the fall. Field defeated Kendra Becker 6-2,6-0 and Anderson defeated Diana Dimitrescu 6-0,6-1. In doubles Field and Anderson knocked off Malik and Thompson 8-3. Sophomore Ana Ceretto, played the number five position, and won 6-4, 7-5 over Nikki Thompson. Freshman Karie Schlukebir won in her homecoming to Kalamazoo over Mindy Champion 6-2,6-1. In doubles, Blanch and junior Becky Wallihan defeated Chiawah and Champion 8-4. Ahamed and Schlukebir defeated Dimitrescu and Hillary Schaffer 8-3.
The Hoosiers then took all seven matches against Akron. Blanch, bounced back from the loss earlier in the day to defeated Arianna Rojas 6-0,6-0. Ahamed defeated Miren Sorondo 6-2,6-1. Schlukebir breezed past Donna Peters 6-2,6-2. Ceretto won her match over Becky Schrager 6-2,6-1. Freshman Ann Poosuthasee capture a win over Karyn Ebelborger 6-0,6-3. In doubles, Blanch and Wallihan defeated Peters and Schrager 8-0. Anderson and Field improver their doubles record to 14-4 with a win over Rojas and Sorondo 8-1.
The Hoosiers will play next weekend, as Ball State and Miami of Ohio come to Bloomington. The matches will take place in the Indiana University Tennis Center. For more information about the team or for interview requests, please contact Alex Simon at 812.855.9399.
Indiana (1-0) vs Western Michigan
Indiana vs Western Michigan W Score 1. Kelly Blanch vs Carissa Chinwah WMU 3-6,6-4,7-6(5) 2. Zahra Ahamed vs Cyra Malik WMU 6-4,1-6,7-6(2) 3. Jessica Anderson vs Diana Dimitrescu IU 6-0,6-1 4. Amanda Field vs Kendra Baker IU 6-2,6-0 5. Ana Ceretto vs Nikki Thompson IU 6-4,7-5 6. Karie Schlukebir vs Mindy Champion IU 6-2,6-1 DOUBLES 1. Blanch/ vs Chinwah/ IU 8-4 Becky Wallihan Champion 2. Ahamed/ vs Dimitrescu/ IU 8-3 Schlukebir Schaffer 3. Anderson/ vs Malik IU 8-3 Field Thompson Final Score: Indiana 5 WMU 2 Extra Matches: Ann Poosuthasee vs Bobbe IU 6-0,6-2 Ceretto/ vs Nicoll/ IU 9-5 Jennifer Hsia Becker Indiana (2-0) vs Akron Indiana vs Akron W Score 1. Kelly Blanch vs Arianna Rojas IU 6-0,6-0 2. Zahra Ahamed vs Miren Sorondo IU 6-2,6-1 3. Karie Schlukebir vs Donna Peters IU 6-2,6-2 4. Ana Ceretto vs Becky Schrager IU 6-2,6-1 5. Ann Poosuthasee vs Karyn Ebelborger IU 6-0,6-3 6. Jessica Anderson vs IU Default DOUBLES 1. Blanch/ vs Chinwah/ IU 8-0 Becky Wallihan Champion 2. Anderson/ vs Malik IU 8-1 Field Thompson 3. Ahamed/ vs IU Default Schlukebir Final Score: Indiana 7 Akron 0
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