Loring Notches 650th Win
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head coach Lin Loring notched his 650th career win as the 27th-ranked Hoosiers defeated Butler, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the IU Varsity Tennis Center. The Cream and Crimson claimed the doubles point and won all six singles contests en route to the win, improving to 4-3 on the season.
"I think it's just a testament to a lot of good players and assistant coaches that we have had here," Loring said of his accomplishment. "We have had continuity with the coaching staff, and that has helped with the stability of the program. That stability has helped with us recruiting quality players."
Indiana got the doubles matches off to a strong start as the team of junior Sarah Batty and sophomore Kara Zeder defeated junior Alaina Griffin and freshman Kim Jenson, 8-1, at the top spot. Senior Dora Vastag and sophomore Cecile Perton won by the identical score, at No. 3, over freshman Michelle Hawes and senior Kaitlin Elliot.
Sophomore Laura McGaffigan and freshman Brianna Williams completed the IU doubles sweep with an 8-6 besting of junior Tayo Bailey and sophomore Shaden Dowiatt at No. 2.
Walterova put the first singles point on the board with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Jensen at the No. 5 position. Perton pushed the advantage to 3-0 beating Elliott, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6.
Batty clinched the match for the Hoosiers, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 2 against Bailey.
IU picked up three more singles wins from Vastag at No. 1, McGaffigan at No. 2 and Williams at No. 4, to complete the sweep.
The Hoosiers will return to the courts next weekend to play at No. 18 Tennessee and at No. 3 Kentucky. IU will face the Lady Vols on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m., and the Wildcats on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m.
No. 27 Indiana 7, Butler 0
IU Varsity Tennis Center
1. Sarah Batty/Kara Zeder (IU) def. Alaina Griffin/Kim Jenson (BU), 8-1
2. Laura McGaffigan/Brianna Williams (IU) Tayo Bailey/Shaden Dowiatt (BU), 8-6
3. Dora Vastag/Cecile Perton (IU) def. Michelle Hawes/Kaitlin Elliott (BU), 8-1
Order of Finish: (1, 3, 2)
1. No. 90 Dora Vastag (IU) def. Alaina Griffin (BU), 6-2, 6-2
2. Sarah Batty (IU) def. Tayo Bailey (BU), 6-3, 6-0
3. Laura McGaffigan (IU) def. Michelle Hawes (BU), 6-3, 6-1
4. Brianna Williams (IU) def. Shaden Dowiatt (BU), 6-0, 6-4
5. Dominika Walterova (IU) def. Kim Jensen (BU), 6-0, 6-0
6. Cecile Perton (IU) def. Kaitlin Elliott (BU), 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: (5, 6, 2, 1, 4, 3)
No. 27 Indiana is now 4-3
Butler is now 3-2
Time of Match: 2:55
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