Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Indiana womens tennis team dropped its second loss of the season against No. 13 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., this morning. The Hoosiers fell to 2-2 on the season as Wake Forest extends its record to 1-1.
Due to an extensive amount of injuries, the Hoosiers were forced to forfeit one doubles and one singles match, automatically putting them at a disadvantage. Indiana fought hard despite suffering injuries, with the highlight of the day coming from Sarah Battys victory over No. 70 ranked Katie Martzolf in the number two singles position.
It was a great win for Sarah, head coach Lin Loring said. Today was more frustrating for us because I feel that if we had all of our girls we had a chance to win. We were very competitive today and with the whole team here, we had a chance to beat them. But the highlight was definitely Sarahs win over Katie.
Playing in the number one doubles position for Indiana was Sarah Batty and Martina Grimm. Aimee Smith and Karin Coetzee defeated the duo, 8-3. Following Batty and Grimm in the number two slot was Linda Tran and Dominika Walterova. Tran and Walterova moved past Danielle Schwartz and Katie Martzolf of Wake Forest, 9-7. Although the win was a great one for Tran and Walterova, IU was forced to default the number three doubles set, giving Wake Forest the doubles point.
In singles play, Wake Forest dominated, winning four of the five sets. Again, IU was at a disadvantage, having to forfeit the number six singles set. In the No. 1 spot for IU was Linda Tran. Tran was defeated by No. 62 ranked Karin Coetzee, 6-0, 6-0. Wake Forest also captured victories in the No. 3, 4 and 5 slots. Sarah Batty was victorious in the number two spot for the Hoosiers, upsetting No. 70 ranked Katie Martzolf.
The Hoosiers are back home on Saturday, Feb. 8, to face Marquette. Match time is set for 10:00 a.m.
Singles 1) Karin Coetzee (WF) def. Linda Tran (IU); 6-0, 6-0
2) Sarah Batty (IU) def. Katie Martzolf (WF); 6-4, 6-1
3) Danielle Schwartz (WF) def. Martina Grimm (IU); 6-4, 2-6 (8)
4) Aimee Smith (WF) def. Dominika Walterova (IU); 6-4, 6-1
5) Elizabeth Proctor (WF) def. Jessica Groth (IU); 6-0, 6-0
6) Indiana Forfeit