Complete Match Notes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 29 Indiana women's tennis team will hit the road for a pair of matches this weekend at No. 19 Tennessee and No. 7 Kentucky. The Hoosiers will face the Lady Vols on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., in the Goodfriend Tennis Center. IU and the Wildcats will match up on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:30 a.m., in the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex.
News & Notes:
***Senior Dora Vastag, ranked 91st in the nation, defeated No. 16 Karin Coetzee, 7-6 (2), 6-1, of then-No. 30 Wake Forest on Feb. 12. Vastag and her doubles partner, sophomore Cecile Perton, went 3-0 at the No. 3 doubles spot over the weekend. The duo earned wins against then-No. 30 Wake Forest, then-No. 19 Texas A&M and Butler.
***Freshman Brianna Williams won all three of her singles matches over the weekend (Feb. 12-13) at the No. 4 slot. The Tampa, Fla., native is 5-2 in the spring and 14-5 overall.
***With the two road contests this weekend, Indiana will wrap-up a six-match stretch where it played five opponents that rank in the top-30 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national poll.
650 And Counting:
Indiana head coach Lin Loring notched his 650th career win as the Hoosiers defeated Butler, 7-0, on Feb. 13. The mentor now carries an all-time mark of 650-223.
Loring, the all-time winningest coach in collegiate women's tennis history, is the only mentor with over career 600 wins. Loring picked up his 600th victory at IU on Apr. 11, 2004, when the Hoosiers defeated Michigan State, 6-1.
He has 608 wins as the head coach at IU, while earning 42 victories, in four years, at UC Santa Barbara.
Long Break, No Worries:
Indiana had a 12-day layoff between its match at North Carolina (Jan. 30) and a home tilt with then-No. 30 Wake Forest (Feb. 12). The break didn't disrupt the Hoosiers rhythm as they bested the Demon Deacons by the margin of 6-1.
The 12 days between the match with the Tar Heels and Wake will be second-longest break the Hoosiers have in 2005. The break between the Feb. 26 match with Western Michigan and the March 10 showdown with TCU will span 14 days.