Hoosiers Travel Down South For Weekend Matches
February 2, 2000 Hoosiers Travel Down South For Weekend Matches
On Tap...The Hoosiers will travel down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for a pair of matches. On Friday they will take on Georgia State at 1 p.m and on Saturday they will face Georgia Tech at noon. Both matches will take place on the campus of Georgia Tech University.
Scouting Georgia State...Friday's match against Georgia State will be the first meeting between the two schools. Georgia State is currently 1-0 after having both matches last weekend postponed due to the weather on the east coast. Georgia State's top two players this year are junior's Nina Jensen and Ana Kolar.
Scouting Georgia Tech...Last year marked the first time that the Hoosiers and the Yellow Jackets faced off. The Hoosiers lost a close 5-4 match in Bloomington. Georgia Tech is currently ranked 49th and brings a 1-0 record into the match after defeating Middle Tennessee State 7-2 last weekend. Georgia Tech is led by the 33rd ranked doubles team of Mason Miller and Sabrina Pardo.
Last Match Recap...The Hoosiers opened the season two weeks ago with a 7-1 win over Western Michigan and an 8-0 win over Miami of Ohio on January 22. The Hoosiers dropped only one singles match on the day and swept all six doubles matches.
In The Rankings...The women's tennis team comes into the season as the 55th ranked team nationally and 7th in the Midwest Region...Senior Jessica Anderson and Junior Kelly Blanch begin the season nationally ranked in doubles at #42. They are also ranked 8th in the region...Senior Zahra Ahamed and Freshman Karie Schlukebir are ranked 13th in the region...Anderson and Blanch are both ranked in the Midwest Region in singles. Anderson at #8 and Blanch at #20.
Going For 100...With singles victories over Western Michigan and Miami of Ohio, Jessica Anderson now has 96 victories for her career. Anderson is 11-3 on the young season.
Rebounding With A Vengeance...After posting an 8-29 singles record last year, junior Kelly Blanch has bounced back to have an outstanding year so far. Blanch opened the dual season with a pair of victories last weekend and now has a 10-2 record for the season.
Adding Two New Players...Indiana begins the dual season with two new players on their roster. Freshmen Nicki Barnet of Australia and Irina Kharun of the Ukraine joined the team at the semester.
Potpourri...Freshman Jessica Levin has had a strong start to her college career, posting a 10-7 singles record, while going 13-4 in doubles...after seeing only one match in singles last year, senior Becky Wallihan has gone 6-1 in singles this year, including a victory over Miami of Ohio...sophomore Amanda Field has rebounded from a slow start due to mononucleosis. She has posted a 7-6 singles record, including five wins in her last seven matches.
Coach Lin Loring...is currently in his 22nd season as the Head Coach of the Hoosiers women's tennis team. In his 22 season's he has compiled a remarkable overall record of 532-139, while accumulating a 259-25 record against Big Ten opponents. The four-time Big Ten Coach -of the-Year and two-time National Coach-of-the -Year, has compiled an 574-156 overall record in his 26 year coaching career. Prior to Indiana, coach Loring spent four-years as the Head Coach of UC-Santa Barbara.
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