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.