IU vs. Kentucky Rivalry Hits the Tennis Courts on Saturday
Jan. 31, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University women's tennis team will host the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at 10 a.m., inside the IU Tennis Complex. Live match updates will be available via the the women's tennis schedule page right here at iuhoosiers.com.
"We expect a great match with Kentucky," said Head Coach Lin Loring. "They destroyed Michigan 7-0 last week when Michigan was ranked number 23. We split matches last year with Michigan, so we know Kentucky is playing really good tennis. If we can play just a little better than we did against Duke, I think it can be a very competitive match."
Indiana moved up one spot in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings, currently slotted at No. 24. Kentucky is not far behind in the 26th position after jumping eight spots last week, thanks in large part to a 7-0 victory over then-No.23 Michigan. UK remains undefeated at 4-0 on the year following a 4-3 win over Louisville on Wednesday.
The Wildcats are also represented in the individual rankings. Sarah Woestmann is ranked No. 69 in singles while Christine Johnston and Carolina Escamilla are the 20th-ranked doubles tandem.
The Hoosiers have already topped a pair of ranked singles players this season, most recently when senior captain Brianna Williams bested Duke's Amanda Granson, 6-3, 6-2, last weekend. Granson cracks the top-100 in the 99th position. Earlier this year, Alba Berdala also downed a ranked-foe, winning 6-2, 7-5 over Dunja Antunovic (No. 93) from DePaul.
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Other top-30 opponents on Indiana's spring schedule include: Notre Dame (#12), Tennessee (#16)) Duke (#18), Wake Forest (#22) and Kentucky (#26).
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