Scouting a Trio for the Weekend
February 9, 2005 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 27 Indiana women's tennis will play a trio of matches this weekend in the IU Varsity Tennis Center. The Hoosiers will host No. 30 Wake Forest on Saturday at 10 a.m., and No. 19 Texas A&M and Butler on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. Here is a look at the opponents.
Scouting The Opponents:
Wake Forest, ranked 30th in the nation, is 3-1 on the season. The Demon Deacons are coming off a 5-2 loss at then-No. 21 Notre Dame on Jan. 30. Wake opened the year with three-straight wins against Charlotte (6-1) on Jan. 22, versus UNC Greensboro (7-0) on Jan. 23 and at Illinois (5-2) on Jan. 28.
Senior Karin Coetzee and sophomore Ashlee Davis are ranked 16th and 77th respectively among the nation's best players. The duo is ranked 33rd in the country amidst doubles squads. Davis was named the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.
Head Coach Brian Fleishman is in his sixth season at the helm of the Demon Deacons.
Texas A&M, ranked 19th in the nation, is 1-5 on the year and will play at No. 46 Purdue on Saturday, before traveling to Bloomington. All six of the Aggies opponents have been ranked in the top-50, including four resting in the top-15.
Texas A&M opened the spring with a pair of 5-2 losses against then-No. 14 Kentucky and then-No. 5 Northwestern on Jan. 28 and 29, respectively. The Aggies posted their first win, 6-1, at home versus then-No. 52 Maryland. A&M then lost three matches to then-No. 8 Duke, then-No. 4 UCLA and then-No. 34 Harvard at the prestigious USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships, Feb. 2-5.
Senior Helga Vieira, who was the Big 12 No. 2 singles champion last year, is listed at No. 47 in the ITA singles rankings. Viera, along with sophomore Anna Lubinsky are ranked No. 28 in doubles.
Bobby Kleinecke is now in his 20th season as the head coach of the Aggies.
Butler, 2-2 in the spring, will play Detroit, in Indianapolis on Friday, then travel to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers on Saturday. The Bulldogs are coming off a 1-1 weekend that included, a 4-3 win at Toledo (Feb. 4) and a 7-0 loss at Bowling Green (Feb. 5).
Butler opened the 2005 season falling at Louisville, 6-1, on Feb. 22. A week later, the Bulldogs notched their first win of the spring, 7-0, at Bradley.
Head coach Jason Suscha is in his sixth year at Butler.
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