Women's Tennis Hosts DePaul on Saturday, 11 a.m.
Feb. 12, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 49 Indiana University women's tennis team (7-1) slows down a bit this weekend, playing just one match after four consecutive two-match weekends to start the spring season. Their competition for Saturday's 11 a.m. match is challenging, however, as the No. 37 Blue Demons of DePaul (5-1) come to town.
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SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Just like the Hoosiers, DePaul spent last weekend in the state of North Carolina. They, too, are coming off a win at Wake Forest. Overall, the Blue Demons are 5-1 on the season with their lone defeat coming to then-No. 6 Notre Dame.
The DePaul doubles tandem of Anna Redecsi and Selma Salkovic is considered one of the best that the country has to offer, ranked No. 9 in the ITA National Doubles Rankings.
CAREER MILESTONES REACHED
Myriam Sopel surpassed the century mark in total career wins posting 107 victories heading into the weekend. Classmate Katya Zapadalova is hot on her trail and about to crack 100 as well with her 93 total wins. Lindsey Stuckey recently notched win No. 150 of her career, tops on the team.
OFF TO A QUICK START
It was not only the undefeated record that was impressive, but also how Indiana cruised to that flawless mark. The Hoosiers won .889 percent of the singles matches (32-of-36) while picking up 14 doubles victories versus just four losses.
Indiana's two newest additions, Leslie Hureau and Evgeniya Vertesheva, instantly made their presence known with 6-0 singles records during the first month of the year.
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