Women Finish Second Straight Weekend Sweep With Win Over Ball State
January 30, 1999 Women Finish Second Straight Weekend Sweep With Win Over Ball State
Bloomington, Ind.-The Hoosiers finished their second straight weekend sweep with a 6-1 win over Ball State. The Hoosiers won all but one match in the, as they improved their record to 4-0. Earlir in the day, the Hoosiers defeated Miami of Ohio 6-1.
Once again, the Hoosiers won five out of the six singles matches, with the only loss coming at the number one position. Kelly Blanch struggled to a 6-3,6-3 defeat to Libby Gerding. The Hoosiers once again dominated the two through six positions, as they finished the day without losing a set. Zahra Ahamed defeated Gena Tranquada 6-1,6-0. Jessica Anderson continued her winning streak with a win over Gayle Larsen 6-1,6-1. Amanda Field defeated Susie Miller 6-1,7-5. Karie Schlukebir, perfect in match play in the spring season, defeated Darcy Poulos 6-4,6-1. Ana Ceretto knocked off Kindal Shores 6-1,6-4.
Indiana breezed through doubles play dropping only eight games all together. Anderson and Field, improved their season record to 16-4, with a win over Larsen and Miller 8-2. Blanch and Becky Wallihan, bounced back from a loss earlier in the day to capture a win over Gerding and Poulos 8-3. Ahamed and Schlukebir defeated Alicia Butz and Tranquada 8-3.
Coach Lin Loring said, "Considering we were tired from the morning match, I thought that we concentrated well and competed hard. I was pleased with our effort."
The women are now off until they face Duke on February 12 and Clemson on February 14. The match against Duke will be at 3:00 pm, and the Clemson match will start at 10:00 am. Both matches are home and will take place at the Indiana University Tennis Center.
Indiana vs. Ball State Winner Score
1. Kelly Blanch vs. Libby Gerding BSU 6-3,6-3
2. Zahra Ahamed vs. Gena Tranquada IU 6-1,6-0
3. Jessica Anderson vs. Gayle Larsen IU 6-1,6-1
4. Amanda Field vs. Susie Miller IU 6-1.7-5
5. Karie Schlukebir vs. Darcy Poulos IU 6-4,6-1
6. Ana Ceretto vs. Kindal Shores IU 6-1,6-4
1. Blanch/ vs. Gerding/ IU 8-3
Becky Wallihan Poulos
2. Ahamed/ vs. Alicia Butz/ IU 8-3
3. Anderson/ vs. Larsen/ IU 8-2
Check back soon